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 creator of this blog, and the founder and executive director of Postpartum Progress. She has been named a WebMD Health Hero, one of the fiercest women in America by More magazine, and one of the 15 most influential patient advocates to follow. She is a survivor of postpartum OCD.

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