Sunday, 21 May 2017

Understanding Peri-Natal Depression

Symptoms of peri-natal depression include sleep disturbances,changes in appetite, mood changes, and difficulty concentrating. There are many risks associated with untreated depression during pregnancy. They include preterm labor, growth retardation, decreased prenatal care, poor weight gain, and increased substance use. Depression during pregnancy is very common, but also under diagnosed because women feel they should be joyous since they are having a baby. Depression is very different from the “baby blues,” which is very common after the baby is born. Fifty to eighty percent of women experience some form of the baby blues post partum. Women with the baby blues

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