There are so many options these days for treating your depression. It would be very difficult to NOT find one that works for you and your needs!
Medications are still an option even if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Although some women are concerned about the effects of medication on their developing fetus or on their child while breast feeding, there are medications that have been shown to be effective and produce minimal risk to the baby.
Talk therapy is a great option for those who are not comfortable taking medications. It has been proven to be an effective treatment for depression and has no side effects.
More and more research is being done on alternative treatments such as yoga, using nutritional supplements, light therapy and more. Some of these have proven to be helpful for providing symptom relief.
Lastly, proper sleep and exercise have also both been shown to be very helpful in alleviating depressive symptoms.