8. Myth • You can’t take antidepressants while pregnant.
If you suffer, or have suffered from depression in the past, speak honestly with your doctor about the risks for PPD and how taking antidepressants during your pregnancy may affect your unborn child. Many medications have shown to have a low risk of harming your baby and it’s essential that you stay healthy throughout your pregnancy.
9. Myth • Only low income women get PPD.
Any woman can have PPD regardless of her financial status. While financial worries may worsen PPD, they are not the cause. Brooke Shields, Gwyneth Paltrow and Courtney Cox are just a few of the celebrities who have spoken openly about their postpartum depression, and we suspect none of them had to worry about the cost of diapers.