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

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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 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

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