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How Pregnancy Can Affect Your Mental Health

For some women, "the huge hormonal, physical and psychological shifts" that happen during pregnancy may put her at increased risk for depression, anxiety or other mental illnesses, Fitelson said.With 14 to 23 percent of women experiencing some form of depressive symptoms during pregnancy, Fitelson said health care practitioners can now screen for symptoms to ensure proper treatment.


7 Ways to Keep Third Trimester Jitters at Bay

It’s perfectly normal to feel some nerves in the third trimester, particularly if it’s your first pregnancy. Chances are, life has slowed down.You may be on maternity leave and feeling less mobile. You may have more time for your mind to wander and obsess on what could go wrong. Here are some ways to avoid letting the thirdtrimester jitters consume you.

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