Hypnotherapist, psychologist and YourTango Expert Dr. Shoshana Bennett addresses the complicated issue of how to manage your depression during pregnancy. “For each woman and couple, it’s important to think about the treatment options [for depression], ideally before you get pregnant,” says Dr. Bennett, adding, “Depression in pregnancy can hurt everyone, including the baby, so treatment of some kind is essential.” She suggests working with a psychiatrist who has the specialized clinical expertise you need.