Tag Archives: Pregnancy

Acupuncture Proven Effective for Depression During Pregnancy

According to a study, acupuncture is effective in reducing symptoms of depression during pregnancy. The study results reveal that this standardized acupuncture for depression protocol could be a viable option for treating depression during pregnancy.[1] As many as 14% of women who are pregnant could have major depressive disorder, a disorder characterized by feelings of… Read More »

Lamotrigine (Lamictal) Dosing During Pregnancy

For many women with bipolar disorder, lamotrigine (Lamictal) is an effective mood stabilizer.  Given its favorable reproductive safety profile, lamotrigine is a reasonable option for women who require treatment with a mood stabilizer during pregnancy.   When advising women regarding the use of medications during pregnancy, we typically recommend that women remain on the dose of… Read More »

What is the Risk for Relapse After Stopping Antidepressants During Pregnancy?

For women taking antidepressants, how do we decide whether or not they should maintain their medication during pregnancy? Based on our previous research and clinical experiences, we know that many women who discontinue antidepressant therapy will relapse during pregnancy.  Our decision is typically guided by the severity of the woman’s illness.  If she has had… Read More »

Sciatica pain relief when pregnancy

Especially during the third trimester, when your baby starts dropping and getting into the position leg to pain toes head pregnancy land on the. I understand the realities of what can happen, sciatica so quickly and quietly. Many home remedies can Pregnancy-Related. It isn’t just because I lower back, past the hips and buttocks, and… Read More »

Benzodiazepines and Risk of Ectopic Pregnancy

This is another situation where the headlines don’t really tell us the full story:  Benzodiazepine Use Linked to Risk for Ectopic Pregnancy. (But at least it prompted me to read the original article in its entirety.)     According to a recent study, risk for ectopic pregnancy may be elevated among women taking benzodiazepines before conception.  Using… Read More »

How To Maximize The Enjoyment Of Your Pregnancy Posted By : Samson Williams

The emotional and physical changes brought on by pregnancy can pose a challenge for women, whether they are first time mothers, or already have other children. There are many wives tales that are still around, but luckily there is also sound advice to help you deal with the unique situations that pregnancy can bring. Start… Read More »