Postpartum depression and depression during pregnancy are serious problems for mothers and their babies, but transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) can help. It may actually be the best solution during pregnancy. Pregnancy is not protective from getting depression, therefore women struggling with major depression are still at risk of getting depressed during pregnancy. Untreated major depression can lead to early delivery, low birth weight and can have a negative impact on the temperament of the baby.
Treat Postpartum Depression
Postpartum depression affects more than 10% of new mothers and is the most common complication of childbirth. Its symptoms can be very similar to those of conventional depression and can be felt anywhere from just a few days after giving birth to a couple of months after. There are many signs of postpartum depression; unfortunately, they are commonly discarded as “normal” reactions associated with giving birth and labeled ‘baby blues’. If left untreated, postpartum depression can negatively impact an infant. As a result of depression, a mom’s ability to care for her newborn’s physical and emotional needs can be limited.
Treat Depression During Pregnancy
TMS Therapy is increasingly becoming a preferred method of treatment for both mom’s depression during pregnancy as well as postpartum depression because it is a non-drug, non-invasive therapy that will not produce side effects for the mother or the baby. This is supposed to be a happy time for the mother, and her mood can have lasting affects on the baby as well.
The TMS Serenity Center is conveniently located near Houston in Sugar Land, TX and is experienced with the treatment of depression during pregnancy and postpartum depression with TMS therapy. Please contact us at (281) 240-4322 for more information.