Health Tip: Are You at Risk for Post-Partum Depression?
Factors that may contribute
(HealthDay News) -- It's common for a woman to become depressed during or just after a pregnancy. The timing and specific symptoms tend to vary by person.
The womenshealth.gov website mentions these risk factors for developing postpartum depression:
- Having had depression or another form of mental illness before pregnancy.
- Having a family history of depression or another mental illness.
- Lacking support from friends and family.
- Having negative or anxious feelings about being pregnant.
- Having had a prior pregnancy or delivery with complications.
- Being stressed about money or personal relationships.
- Engaging in substance abuse.
- Becoming pregnant at an early age.
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