Depression and Pregnancy Fact Sheet
Recent research reveals that more than 10 percent of pregnant women and approximately 15 percent of post-partum women experience depression. An estimated 80 percent of women experience the "post-partum blues," a brief period of mood symptoms that is considered normal following childbirth. Depression is a common occurrence during and after pregnancy. A new mother may be depressed and not know it. Once a woman experiences post-partum depression, her risk of reoccurrence reaches 70 percent. (continue)
Depression and Pregnancy Fact Sheet (PDF)
Down & Up Show #40: Motherhood and Depression
The Mayo Clinic on Anti-depressants and Pregnancy
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