Emergency C-Sections & Pre-Eclampsia Among Illnesses Increasing Risk for Postpartum Depression

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This is not really new news, but a new study confirms that complications in pregnancy create a higher risk for getting postpartum depression.

As reported by Medical News Today:

"The most important risk factors for developing depression included pre-eclampsia, hospitilization during pregnancy, emergency C-section, concern about fetal distress and admission of the baby to special care [NICU]."

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About Katherine Stone

is the founder & editor of Postpartum Progress. She was named one of the ten most influential mom bloggers of 2011, a WebMD Health Hero and one of the top 25 parent bloggers using social media for social good. She also writes the Fierce Blog, and a parenting column for Disney's Babble.com.

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