Are some mothers more likely to get postnatal depression?
is more common in mothers who have previously had episodes
- A history of depression in family members
also increases the risk, probably via genetic (inherited)
- PND is also more common in mothers who
have experienced stressful life events during the pregnancy,
those who do not have support at home, in those in whom
the baby was unplanned or unwanted, and when the baby
has been born with some problem.
Visit the website of the postnatal depression society: http://www.pndsa.co.za for help and support
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