Mom & Mental Health: Supporting Women during Pregnancy and Breastfeeding
Mental illness can be a serious medical condition. It can change how someone feels, thinks and acts. The chance for a woman to develop a mental illness, like depression, during her lifetime is about 10-25%. The highest risk occurs during the childbearing years. This page houses important resources pertaining to various mental health issues and medications to treat them. They contain evidence-based information about their risks during pregnancy and breastfeeding. However, they should not replace the care of a medical professional. For specific questions about medications used for mental illness during pregnancy and breastfeeding, or risks linked to untreated mental health conditions please contact MotherToBaby toll-FREE at (866) 626-6847, email-an-expert, chat live or text your questions to (855) 999-3525 (standard messaging rates may apply; check with your carrier).
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