As much as we love to think of pregnancy as a joyous time in a woman’s life, sometimes it isn’t.
Victims of depression are found everywhere.
When a woman finds herself pregnant and depressed what are the treatment options?
We urge any pregnant woman considering an antidepressant medication to do a quick Google search for “safe antidepressants during pregnancy.” A number of articles from well respected sources will be at the top of the list. These are worth reading, we think.
What Are The Alternative Treatments For Depression In Pregnancy?
If you’re pregnant and depressed (or a family member is), we urge you to do your homework. Depression is a huge problem during pregnancy. For most people considering the treatment of depression during pregnancy side effects are important, but the number one concern is safety.
We’ve discussed with experts the treatment of pregnant, depressed women with TMS, and done our homework. We’ve concluded that TMS is a treatment option which must be considered, and placed very high on the list, for anyone wanting the safest, and most effective treatment option during pregnancy.
TMS is a safe & effective treatment option for pregnant women!
If you’re pregnant and depressed, we don’t want you to just take our word for it.
Search Mrs. Google for…
- “TMS during pregnancy” (especially videos with this search term)
- “TMS safety pregnancy”
- “TMS treatment pregnancy” (especially the open label pilot study)
- “Clinical trials tms pregnancy” (beat the blues study)
- “Pubmed tms pregnancy” (especially follow up study with children of mothers treated with TMS)
We’re confident that anyone who does their homework by reading the research – family members, expectant mothers, physicians – will draw the same conclusion we’ve drawn.
Transcranial magnetic stimulation: Safe & effective for pregnant women!
If you’re pregnant you have enough on your mind. You don’t want to be worried about the health of your baby, and you also want to be entirely free of depression so that you can be the best mother in the world.
We’ve done our homework. Once you’ve done yours we think we know what conclusion you will reach.
The same conclusion has also been reached by experts with whom we’ve discussed this matter, including Dr. Mark George, shown above at work in Charleston. During our TMS training at MUSC we asked Dr. George the crucial safety questions in several ways because we wanted the most informed, most expert, most definitive answer possible, and we got it.
TMS is an effective, and safe alternative treatment for pregnant patients!
TMS is non-systemic. It is a focused, localized treatment which treats the brain directly, instead of indirectly like drugs. Short, pulsed magnetic fields reach an area of the brain about an inch below the scalp; these pulses do not reach any area of the body beyond the brain.
We like TMS because it works so well in helping our patients, but safety is always our number one consideration when we do a TMS Qualification Assessment.