When winter arrives, it’s easy to get in a bum mood. The days are shorter; there’s less daylight to enjoy; and the weather is cold and miserable, especially when it’s snowy outside and you’re cooped up inside the house.
Winter depression – called seasonal affective disorder (SAD) affects over 20 million people every year. It also affects many pregnant women.
An estimated 14 to 23 percent of pregnant women experience depression, and this depression can also lead to full-blown postpartum depression after the baby is born.
But when you are pregnant, how do you cope with your winter depression?