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By Rick Nauert PhD Senior News Editor
Reviewed by John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on August 10, 2010 

A new research study finds that complications during pregnancy can increase the risk of postnatal depression.

Complications during pregnancy can include medical problems such as preeclampsia, deep vein thrombosis, and problems with the baby including poor growth and fetal distress.

Of course, problems during labor may lead to emergency caesarean section.

Dutch researchers looked at 4,941 pregnant women who had enrolled in the Generation R Study, a multiethnic population-based cohort following urban babies in utero through young adulthood.

Information on pregnancy complications was gathered and researchers calculated the risk of postnatal depression for the various complications.

Two months after giving birth, the mothers were assessed for signs of postnatal depression using the Edinburgh scale, a widely used scoring method looking at how the mother is feeling. It ranges from 0, meaning no depression, to 30, meaning very depressed.

Little research had previously been undertaken regarding the association between pregnancy complications and postnatal depression.

Read in Full:  http://psychcentral.com/news/2010/08/10/difficult-pregnancy-increases-depression-risk/16635.html



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