Depression in Pregnancy: Social Factors in PostPartum Depression

pregnancy depression

Many women experience postpartum depression, some even starting during pregnancy. How prevalent are the ‘baby blues’ and what causes depressive symptoms in pregnant women?

Pregnancy Myths a Cultural Phenomenon: What Do You Believe About Pregnancy?

If you're craving pickles during pregnancy, it may be because of cultural expectations. Image by npclark2k

A new study shows that many women rely on cultural myths about pregnancy – why is it a problem for women to have rosy expectations when pregnant?

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Pregnant? Social Support Lowers Risk of Depression

Pregnant women benefit from social support. Image by Ed Yourdon.

Pregnancy is stressful enough, but a lack of support from family and the baby’s father can make things worse, even increasing risks of postpartum depression.