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Male depression may lower fertility odds in couples

Among couples being treated for infertility, depression in the male partner was linked to lower pregnancy chances, while depression in the female partner was not found to influence the rate of live birth, according to a study funded by the … Continue reading

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Moms on antidepressants likely won’t hurt babies

In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai found an elevated risk of intellectual disability (ID) in children born to mothers treated with antidepressants, but the risk was not statistically significant and is likely … Continue reading

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New fathers are also at risk of depression

A new study shows that, just as with mothers, expectant and new fathers are at increased risk for depression, especially those who are in poor health or have high levels of stress. “It is important to recognize and treat symptoms … Continue reading

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Help for the emotional effects of fertility treatment

More than half of women and one-third of men undergoing fertility treatment had clinical-level depression symptoms at some point, according to a recent study. Even more—76 percent of women and 61 percent of men—had symptoms of clinical anxiety. Yet only … Continue reading

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Webinar will help you “cope with the stress of infertility”

Research shows that stress is one of the main reasons that patients drop out of infertility treatment. To help patients deal with this, Creating A Family is hosting a free online webinar on “Coping with the stress of infertility.” It … Continue reading

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Mental health and IVF success are linked

Depression and anxiety are associated with a lower chance of becoming pregnant through in vitro fertilization (IVF), a new study suggests. The research included more than 23,000 women in Sweden who underwent IVF since 2007. Just over 4 percent of … Continue reading

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Study: Antidepressants do not cause heart birth defects

In January, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommended screening for depression during pregnancy and the period after giving birth, and treatment for those who meet certain criteria. But women may wonder how depression medications will affect their unborn child. … Continue reading

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New depression screening guidelines include pregnant women

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), the nation’s leading preventive medicine panel, has released new guidelines recommending that all U.S. adults should be screened for depression by their family doctor—and it specifically included pregnant and postpartum women. In addition, … Continue reading

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Got the ‘holiday blues’? Here is some help

The holidays can be a stressful time for those struggling with infertility. Family expectations are high, and pressure from both outside your family and within it can make celebrating difficult. Resolve, the National Infertility Association, offers some help. While you … Continue reading

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The dads’ version of ‘baby blues’?

It is well known that many new moms suffer “baby blues,” a common and usually short-lived period of depression immediately following the birth of a baby. But research from Canada, published in the American Journal of Men’s Health, shows that a … Continue reading

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