Antepartum Depression

Antepartum Depression occurs during the course of a pregnancy. It is a potentially debilitating mental condition that can impact a mother’s readiness to provide for her child.

Contributing factors for antepartum depression include: changes in hormone levels; a difficult pregnancy; medical problems (mother or baby); lack of sleep; feeling alone; loss of freedom; sudden changes in routines; personal or family history of depression; prior experience with postpartum depression; and high levels of stress. Read more on the postpartum.net website

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