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The Effect that Depression During Pregnancy Has on Your Child

When pregnant your baby can feel all your emotions. According to an article by Caroline Brogan on sciencedaily.com, being depressed while pregnant can increase the risk that your child will have mental health problems. 

It is very common for women to experience depression during their pregnancy. The article further explains that the most common time to experience depression is during the end of your pregnancy as well as after you give birth.  

It is important to seek help if you are experiencing depressive symptoms during your pregnancy to ensure that you will have the best relationship with your child as possible. Simply talking to a therapist or finding the proper support system can help you kick your depression to the curb. 

Click here to read the full article by Caroline Brogan at sciencedaily.com, and to learn more about the effects that depression during pregnancy has on your child's risk of having mental health problems. 


Chris Massman is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist. Chris' training includes Family Systems Theory along with numerous other theories. She believes therapy is an art and chooses the theory she feels will most benefit the individual sitting in front of her. Her specialty lies is in the field of Chemical Dependency and Addictions. Chris is currently seeing individuals, couples and families. Chris is a Clinical member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists as well as the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. Chris has two locations including Tarzana and Agoura Hills, CA.