Bipolar affective disorder is a mental disorder characterized by a succession of depressions and manias. In between depressed and manic state are bright periods of normal health, writes Wurek Alert.
According to the results of a recent study, women with bipolar affective disorder are twice as likely to be underweight children. Newborns are more likely to have problems with weight at birth, congenital malformations and other diseases.
Depression and mania affect hormonal and nervous control of the pregnant woman. Ultimately, this affects the baby's health. Complicating the situation is the fact that pregnant women can not take the entire list of essential drugs.