This Just In: Depression Is Bad For Your Pregnancy

When I was seven months pregnant with my daughter, my first child, I was diagnosed with an anxiety disorder. "What this means," my doctor told me -- correctly, as it turned out -- "is that it is very likely that you'll experience some degree of post-partum depression or anxiety. You might think of this, actually, as partum anxiety." I joked to my husband later that this was definitive proof that I was an overachiever. "I have post-natal depression before I've even had the baby. I win!" ...more
It's such a difficult decision.  But I say that if you can effectively manage the depression ...more