Depression and infertility. There’s new research with two very important findings for those trying to conceive.
First is that men in the relationship should work to stay positive. Depression in the male partner can significantly lower the chances of conception. Males being treated for major depression are 60% less likely to conceive.
Depression isn’t an issue with females and conception.
The second finding is that women who are taking Effexor, Serzone, Remeron or Trazodone for depression are about 3 1/2 times more likely to have a first-trimester pregnancy loss than those who weren’t taking an antidepressant.
Be prepared. Do some research about the role of depression and being treated for it and have candid conversations with your doctors about how these factors play a role in becoming a parent.
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