If you are among the 20% of all pregnant women who experience increased symptoms of depression during pregnancy, then help may be at hand.
A recent study reported here in the Examiner has found that acupuncture could be effective in relieving depression among pregnant women.
Much is said and studied about postpartum depression or what is known as the baby blues, but relatively less research goes into the phenomenon of women undergoing depression while pregnant.
And this depression is potentially harmful not only to the pregnant woman but also her unborn baby and the entire family.
The study found that the women who received depression specific acupuncture (SPEC, n=52) showed a marked improvement in their depression. It has also been seen that lower back pain can be eased by acupuncture.