Study Finds History of Eating Disorders A Risk Factor for Postpartum Depression

postpartum depression researchThe University of North Carolina School of Medicine reports on a small study published in the Journal of Women’s Health that found that one-third of the women they studied who were suffering from either antenatal or postpartum depression had a history of eating disorders. They go on to suggest that screening tools ” …that include questions about eating disorders, abuse and other factors should be incorporated into routine prenatal care.”

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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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