A Reminder That Your Mental Health Matters

By Twill Care Editors
Reviewed by Susan Ko, Ph.D.
November 28, 2023

Depression may increase your risk of preterm birth, according to a review of studies. Preterm birth is when the baby is born before 37 weeks pregnant, which can result in health issues in babies. That’s one reason why prenatal visits are important.

It’s also important to tell a doctor or mental health professional if you think you may have symptoms of depression during pregnancy. Finding depression early and getting treatment may help reduce risks to you and your baby.