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If I have been previously diagnosed with depression, should I be concerned about post partum depression?

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Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics & Gynecology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Women with depression before pregnancy are more likely to get postpartum depression, even if it has been years since depression.
It is a good idea to let your doctor know about your previous depression. You may also want to start working with a therapist now to help cope with all the changes during pregnancy and shortly afterwards.

In brief: Yes

Women with depression before pregnancy are more likely to get postpartum depression, even if it has been years since depression.
It is a good idea to let your doctor know about your previous depression. You may also want to start working with a therapist now to help cope with all the changes during pregnancy and shortly afterwards.
Dr. Megan Bird
Dr. Megan Bird
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Dr. William Holmes
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: There is Risk

There is evidence that women who have had past episodes of depression are at a higher risk of developing postpartum depression.
This does not mean that you are certain to have it, but it means you need to be aware of the possibility.

In brief: There is Risk

There is evidence that women who have had past episodes of depression are at a higher risk of developing postpartum depression.
This does not mean that you are certain to have it, but it means you need to be aware of the possibility.
Dr. William Holmes
Dr. William Holmes
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