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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 and Family Therapist in Agoura Hills, CA. She graduated Phillips Graduate Institute with a Master of Arts in Psychology in 2014 and received her Chemical Dependency Specialty in 2014. Today, she practices Congnitive-behavioral therapy to help individuals, couples, and families identify and overcome a variety of unique challenges.