The health of your mind is just as important as the health of your body, whether you’re trying to get pregnant or not. Mental health includes how you think, feel, and act. Feeling worried, stressed, sad, or anxious sometimes is normal. If you have these feelings all the time and they won’t go away, get help from your doctor.
If you are on medication for your mental health now, talk to your doctor about the possibility of becoming pregnant. Your medication could affect your pregnancy.
The OC Links Information and Referral Line also provides mental health services and resources. You can call (855)OC-LINKS (855-625-4657) between the hours of 8 am-6 pm to speak to someone who can help.
If you need mental health support now, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at (800) 273-8255.