Depression in Pregnancy: Social Factors in PostPartum Depression

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

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.