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Will I be likely to suffer from postpartum depression is I have a family history of depression?
14 doctors weighed in

Dr. Amy Herold
Obstetrics & Gynecology
8 doctors agree
In brief: Increased risk
Most women have some sort of "baby blues" after delivery.
Lack of sleep and hormonal fluctuations are the culprit here. Postpartum depression is a more serious condition and a personal or family history of depression or anxiety increase the risk of postpartum depression occurring. There are great therapists that specialize in postpartum depression, don't be afraid to talk to your doc.

In brief: Increased risk
Most women have some sort of "baby blues" after delivery.
Lack of sleep and hormonal fluctuations are the culprit here. Postpartum depression is a more serious condition and a personal or family history of depression or anxiety increase the risk of postpartum depression occurring. There are great therapists that specialize in postpartum depression, don't be afraid to talk to your doc.
Dr. Amy Herold
Dr. Amy Herold
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Dr. Kevin Passer
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
3 doctors agree
In brief: Stay Healthy
Get plenty of regular exercise, eat a well balanced diet, have regular check-ups with your obstetrician, seek counseling if you are particularly stressed out, maintain a healthy level of spirituality if so inclined, stay positive and seek out positive relationships, continue a happy sex life-if you have such desires, make sure you don't sweat the small stuff and look forward to motherhood.

In brief: Stay Healthy
Get plenty of regular exercise, eat a well balanced diet, have regular check-ups with your obstetrician, seek counseling if you are particularly stressed out, maintain a healthy level of spirituality if so inclined, stay positive and seek out positive relationships, continue a happy sex life-if you have such desires, make sure you don't sweat the small stuff and look forward to motherhood.
Dr. Kevin Passer
Dr. Kevin Passer
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Dr. Susan Feingold
Clinical Psychology
2 doctors agree
In brief: More at risk
You would be more at risk with a family history of depression, but that doesn't mean you will get ppd.
It does suggest that you should educate yourself, tell your physician of your concern, and let your family know to be aware of the signs and symptoms, so they can let you know if they think you should seek help.

In brief: More at risk
You would be more at risk with a family history of depression, but that doesn't mean you will get ppd.
It does suggest that you should educate yourself, tell your physician of your concern, and let your family know to be aware of the signs and symptoms, so they can let you know if they think you should seek help.
Dr. Susan Feingold
Dr. Susan Feingold
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree
In brief: Post partum depressi
Depression is more likely if having parents or close relatives with depression.
In post-partum, there are risk factors such as prepartum anxiety or depression, cigarette smoking, formula-feeding, childcare stress, limited social support, poor marital relationship, single marital status, infant temperament/colic, low socioeconomic status, unplanned or unwanted pregnancy.

In brief: Post partum depressi
Depression is more likely if having parents or close relatives with depression.
In post-partum, there are risk factors such as prepartum anxiety or depression, cigarette smoking, formula-feeding, childcare stress, limited social support, poor marital relationship, single marital status, infant temperament/colic, low socioeconomic status, unplanned or unwanted pregnancy.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
In brief: Ppd
Making life style changes helps if risk factors are present, as indicated in previous response.

In brief: Ppd
Making life style changes helps if risk factors are present, as indicated in previous response.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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