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how common is getting depression during and after pregnancy?

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Dr. David Kline
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Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
Very common: Pregnancy and the post-partum time are very challenging. There is the loss of one's body to deal with along with a host of new challenges and responsibilities. There is a hormonal component to this as well and coupled with sleep loss and a very needful newborn, it is not surprising that depression can happen even with the best of circumstances and support systems.
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Common: Post-partum depression is usually a hormone imbalance. I find that balancing the hormones works very effectively rather than prescribing antidepressants.
Dr. Samuel Miles
Psychiatry 47 years experience
Not uncommon: Among women with a history of depression or bipolar disorder, 5-10% will experience depression during pregnancy and 20-30% will experience it postpartum (without treatment). The risk is lower for women who do not have a history of mood disorder. Almost all women experience a spell of blues after delivery, which should not be confused with postpartum depression.

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