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How can a history of depression influence my pregnancy?

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Dr. Amy Herold
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Post-partum risk

If you have a history of depression you may have an episode of depression during pregnancy, but you are more at risk for developing significant post-partum depression.
Let your doc know so that you can be closely monitored. Depression can cause bonding and development problems post-partum.

In brief: Post-partum risk

If you have a history of depression you may have an episode of depression during pregnancy, but you are more at risk for developing significant post-partum depression.
Let your doc know so that you can be closely monitored. Depression can cause bonding and development problems post-partum.
Dr. Amy Herold
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Dr. David Fein
Preventive Medicine

In brief: Post-partum

The previous history of depression does put one at much greater risk for post-partum depression.
In some studies, the risk for "ppd" approaches 50%, and some states, including texas, have passed laws requiring hospitals and physicians to educate their patients on post-partum depression and screen them for symptoms.

In brief: Post-partum

The previous history of depression does put one at much greater risk for post-partum depression.
In some studies, the risk for "ppd" approaches 50%, and some states, including texas, have passed laws requiring hospitals and physicians to educate their patients on post-partum depression and screen them for symptoms.
Dr. David Fein
Dr. David Fein
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