Depression during pregnancy: an emotional crisis

August 1, 2012

 Depression during pregnancy
 Ironically, but not all pregnant women waiting period for a child is one of the happiest periods in my life. Some women faced with such a state, as depression during pregnancy. Women are more prone to depression than men, and pregnancy is no exception. Although the percentage of pregnancy depression is seen more often than during it. Despite the milder course of depression in the antenatal period, its consequences and complications are often difficult and dangerous. It becomes clear that depression during pregnancy must be combated.

What is depression

Depression (from Latin - suppression) - a disease expressed a serious mental condition that leads to severe mental suffering. Pregnant women are prone to mood swings Mood swings in women - bad character or a disease?  Mood swings in women - bad character or a disease?
 But depression depressed mood persists for a long time, which only exacerbates the disease. In the mechanism of depression during labor plays a major role state of mind close connection with the work of the women of the neuroendocrine system. That is, the hormonal changes that occur during pregnancy is of great importance in the development of depression.

Predisposing factors

The emergence of depression during pregnancy contribute to the following risk factors:

  • existing depression before pregnancy (especially the unfavorable treatment of depression is considered to be interrupted over the pregnancy occurred);
  • the presence of depressive disorders in the immediate family (parents, grandparents, brothers and sisters);
  • unwanted pregnancies (unborn child perceived burden and a hindrance).


The cause of depression during pregnancy can be anything. Conventionally, the causes are divided into biological and psychosocial. Biological causes of depression are associated with the restructuring of the body, changes in the work of the neuroendocrine system, internal organs and hormonal status.

Socio-psychological reasons include stress, conflicts in the family and at work, death of a loved one, disappointment, divorce and so on. An important role in the occurrence of depression during pregnancy is given the changes in the appearance of women, distorted perception of themselves, others and the world ("nobody loves me", "I did not manage to," "everyone should obey only my desires").


The main symptoms of depression include negative emotional state and the loss of the ability to enjoy life and have fun on any details. The severity of depression can vary from hatred of her husband to the unwillingness to live. The woman is constantly in a state of anxiety, depression and sadness. Constant anxiety exhausting it disrupts sleep, leading to insomnia and lethargy, both physically and emotionally. Also, pregnant women who are depressed are prone to tearfulness, irritability Irritability - you try to control my temper  Irritability - you try to control my temper
   and sudden aggression. It becomes hard to concentrate on the job, there is a tremor of the hands, headaches, that eventually becomes chronic fatigue. Appetite changes, usually disappears, but it is possible and its gain. No desire to engage themselves with their appearance. Pregnant turns into sloppy and untidy woman. Often, on the background of depressed mothers are beginning to get involved in the future of alcohol, smoking and drugs. Over time, it flows into the depression stage of apathy and "doing nothing."


Treatment of depression, especially during pregnancy, a difficult lesson. Invaluable assistance in dealing with the disease can have a family. Constant attention and care, neglect and not pregnant poddakivanie irrational reasoning makes it easier for a doctor in the fight against depression.

The positive effect of having hypnosis Hypnosis - ability, sent from above  Hypnosis - ability, sent from above
 , Group or individual sessions with a therapist, in some cases, electroconvulsive therapy is appointed. Of drugs used antidepressants (amitriptyline, Anafranil, Zoloft Zoloft - gentle but effective anti-depressant  Zoloft - gentle but effective anti-depressant
 , Fluoxetine, etc.). But the prescription of antidepressants in the first trimester of pregnancy is contraindicated (teratogenic effects).

Anna Sozinova

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Jodomarin during pregnancy - the need is determined by your doctor

December 9, 2012

 jodomarin during pregnancy
 During pregnancy, the obstetrician-gynecologists and antenatal clinics therapists often recommend women take jodomarin. Doses at the same time appointed comparable with therapeutic doses. As far as is reasonable and whether women take jodomarin, which can sometimes cause chronic intoxication?

 Jodomarin during pregnancy - the need is determined by your doctor

What jodomarin prescribed during pregnancy

Jodomarin - a drug, which includes an inorganic iodine. In humans iodine is involved in the synthesis of thyroid hormones. The thyroid gland with your hormones involved in all kinds of metabolism (protein, fat, carbohydrate), thus affecting all organs and body systems. Direct effects of thyroid hormones have on the cardiovascular system and brain.

During pregnancy, iodine requires not only the mother's body and the body of the child, so it is believed that the need for iodine in pregnant women than in others. The daily rate of iodine for an adult 150-200 micrograms. Pregnant women receive the maximum adult dose - 200 micrograms.

Iodine deficiency can lead to miscarriage Miscarriage - why you lose the most precious thing?  Miscarriage - why you lose the most precious thing?
 , Stillbirth, death of his in the first hours after birth. However, iodine deficiency is particularly dangerous for the development of the fetus. It is the mother hormone system helps the proper development of the fetus. The thyroid gland is played not the last role.

For example, during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy is a tab of all internal organs, including the baby's nervous system. The lack of the required amount of iodine in the mother's body will reduce the amount of thyroid hormones, which ultimately affect the quality of the development of the nervous system. It was found that mothers with iodine deficiency in the body are often born mentally retarded children.

Often there have other developmental abnormalities: impaired hearing, vision, structure of various internal organs. Sometimes a child born with euthyroid (without thyroid dysfunction) goitre - this is a consequence of iodine deficiency in the mother, when they begin to operate its own thyroid gland child.

That is why doctors often prescribe iodine during pregnancy. But in order to assign it, you need to pass the inspection endocrinologist with a preliminary study of blood on hormones and ultrasound of the thyroid gland - jodomarin shall be appointed only if the mother did not have enough iodine.

 Jodomarin during pregnancy - the need is determined by your doctor

In what cases should not be taken during pregnancy jodomarin

A large number of iodine in the body of a pregnant woman can not make some less trouble than the lack of it. Therefore, the use jodomarin contraindicated with elevated blood thyroid hormone Thyroid hormones: mechanism of action and physiological effects  Thyroid hormones: mechanism of action and physiological effects

Hyperthyroidism is for the time being can not manifest itself in any way, but if at the same time to start taking jodomarin, may be signs of hyperthyroidism - heart attacks, high blood pressure, heart pain Pain in the heart - always consult a doctor  Pain in the heart - always consult a doctor
 , Insomnia, irritability, Irritability - you try to control my temper  Irritability - you try to control my temper
   and so on. A large number of thyroid hormones have a negative impact on the mother's body, and the body of the child. This can lead to miscarriage, premature birth, complications during childbirth, as well as to various diseases of the fetus.

Finally, a woman may develop a rare complication - chronic intoxication iodine or iodism. It manifested in the form of the disease cough, runny nose, watery eyes, nausea, headaches and the appearance of acne on the skin. If you cancel this state of preparations of iodine passes.

 Jodomarin during pregnancy - the need is determined by your doctor

How to take

First of all, it is not necessary to take the drug on their own, as prescribed by a doctor after a preliminary examination. If detected iodine deficiency, the jodomarin need to start taking as soon as possible, pregnant women, this drug is usually prescribed at 200 mg per day.

Most pregnant women are appointed by vitamin-mineral complexes. If their purpose is the same with the reception jodomarin, you need to see whether there is iodine in the complex and in what dosage. To prevent an overdose of iodine needed to reduce the amount jodomarin so much as it contains the complex so that the total daily dose of iodine does not exceed 200 micrograms.

Even better, if a woman begins to take jodomarin before pregnancy, in the process of planning - it will greatly reduce the risk of complications in the mother and child on the background of iodine deficiency.

Pregnancy - a special state in which, as the deficit or surplus of certain substances in the body can be harmful, so the medication you should always follow the advice of the doctor.

Galina Romanenko

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