In the past I had some minor issues with depression. Nothing I ever needed pharmaceuticals for but I was a lot better if I took 5-HTP. I've been doing fine for several years with out anything. Lately things have been pretty crazy and I'm feeling like I need some help. I was doing ok until last week when some family problems broke the camel's back so to speak. DH's impending job change is also not helping.
From the info I have found 5-HTP isn't recommended during pregnancy. Is there anything else I can take during pregnancy? I know things like yoga and what-not are good but I just feel like that's not enough right now. Thanks.
Becky- Wife to DH, Mama to "Nani" (July '08) "Coco" (July '10) and Decker the Wrecker (May'13)
When I was pregnant with my first, my midwife suggest St. John's Wort. I think it takes 1-2 weeks to build up in your system before you truly begin to feel the effects. It's an herb, and safe to take during pregnancy, it's also non-habit forming. Tincture is best. Rainbow Light sells a chocolate flavor for those who can't stand taking strong tasting tinctures.
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