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Depression Plus Pregnancy Hormones Equals…Happiness?

If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you know I struggle with depression. I had the worst flare-up ever one month before I conceived. Thankfully, I landed myself an excellent therapist and a nurse practitioner to help adjust my medication, and I trudged forward, determined to proceed with my conception plans. Continue reading

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20 Ways to Say No

This week my therapist sent me home with an assignment–make a list of 20 ways to say no. What does this have to do with a preconception blog? In addition to preparing your body to conceive, it’s important to create space in your life for a baby. Continue reading

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The Scoop on Antidepressants Before, During, and After Pregnancy

Ever since my latest bout with depression, I’ve been on a mission to find real, objective information about the risks and benefits of antidepressants during the preconception phase. This week I had the great fortune of attending a presentation by … Continue reading

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Getting My Needs in Order

I haven’t researched depression as it relates to the preconception phase yet, and I don’t feel like writing about my mishap adventures in navigating the health care system. For now, I’m busy recovering and beginning to feel much better. Yesterday, … Continue reading

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Babymaking and the Art of Defeating Depression

Which would you rather read about first: my recent mental breakdown or my horrid experience trying to navigate the health care system? Mental breakdown sounds way more juicy, so I’ll start there. Depression runs in my family, and despite countless … Continue reading

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