I have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and have taken medication to cope in the past. At the moment, I feel fine, but when I get another bout of anxiety and depression, I know that I simply need the help of medication in some form to be able to deal with life. We are trying to get pregnant. I have heard on occasions that many pregnant mothers do not want to tale their bipolar and anxiety meds during pregnancy, and that they turn to herbs instead. Are these herbs truly effective in keeping depression at bay? What can you tell me about these herbs for anxiety during pregnancy?