Britney Spears allegedly wants to have a baby with boyfriend Jason Trawick — but three doctors warn that it won’t be easy for her to keep her mental health during pregnancy!
Britney Spears has two young boys — Jayden James, 3, and Sean Preston, 4 — with ex-hubby Kevin Federline, and she’s reportedly ready to try for a third child with long-time boyfriend Jason Trawick. However, there’s a slight bump in the road for Brit: the 28-year-old pop princess suffers from bipolar disorder and wouldn’t be able to take her medications during her pregnancy. Uh-oh.
“When I have a pregnant woman in my practice, I instruct her to stop taking medication if possible,” Beverly Hills-based child psychiatrist Dr. Sophie Doriez tells HollywoodLife.com. “Medication — especially the kind that is used to treat bipolar disorder — could cause fetal malformation or death. You have to be very careful.”
However, without medicine, it is often hard for people with bipolar disorder to keep their symptoms at bay. In Britney’s case especially, manic episodes can have a detrimental effect –- such as her infamous head shaving incident of 2007.
“A manic episode occurs when the person exhibits an elevated mood coupled with symptoms such as grandiosity, talkativeness, distractibility, and a decreased need for sleep,” Los Angeles-based psychologist Dr. Sheila H. Forman explains.
“In the depressive episode the person experiences symptoms such as a depressed mood, loss of interest or pleasure in activities, changes in weight or sleep habits, feelings of worthlessness and possibly suicidal thoughts or ideas.”
Maintaining low stress levels is the best way to overcome these extreme situations, and fortunately, there are alternative ways to do this that do not involve medication.
Southern California-based psychologist Dr. Robert Puff is a leading activate of meditation, which he says drastically improves stress levels in his clients.
“Your goal should be with ten minutes a day and you should work toward 30 minutes in the morning and 30 minutes at the end of the day,” he says, explaining the process, “You need to follow your breath. When your mind wanders, you go back to your breath…or you can use a word. Breathe in and say to yourself, ‘I am.’ Then breathe out and say, ‘Peaceful.’ You’ll find that that puts you in a very deep medication experience.”
We hope Britney takes this advice and then tries for another baby…she has the cutest kids!
PLEASE NOTE: These doctors haven’t worked directly with Britney before.