News for Healthier Living

Health Tip: Risk Factors for Depression After Pregnancy

(HealthDay News) -- Some women react to the experience of pregnancy and childbirth with sadness, fear, anxiety and procrastination, the American Academy of Pediatrics says.

The academy mentions these risk factors for developing depression during and after pregnancy:

  • Hormonal changes.
  • Personal or family history of depression.
  • Feeling a lack of support from family and friends.
  • Problems with a previous pregnancy or birth.
  • Personal or financial concerns.
  • Stressful life experiences.
  • Young pregnancy.
  • Drug or alcohol abuse.
  • Family violence.
  • Chronic illness.

January 3, 2019
Copyright © 2019 HealthDay. All rights reserved.


January 22 2019

January 21 2019

January 20 2019

January 19 2019

January 18 2019

January 17 2019

January 16 2019

January 15 2019

January 14 2019

January 13 2019

January 12 2019

January 11 2019

January 10 2019

January 9 2019

Patient Portal Access


Copyright HealthBanks, Inc. All rights reserved. | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy