Medical News Summary: Risk factors for postnatal depression defined


About: Risk factors for postnatal depression defined
Date: 13 December 2004
Source: Macleans
Medical News Summary (summary of medical news story as reported by Macleans): Canadian researchers report that the risk of postnatal or postpartum depression increases in women who are recent immigrants, have little or no support or have pregnancy-related high blood pressure. A study involving 500 mothers found that 30% had depression symptoms one week after delivery and 20% after 8 weeks. It is important to provide new mothers with support straight after the delivery.
Related Disease Topics: Postnatal depression, Postpartum depression, Depression, High blood pressure, Pregnancy-related high blood pressure, Pregnancy, Birth

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