Thursday, 07 May 2015
 
 
Risk Factors

Are some women more at risk for depression during and after pregnancy?Risk Factors

Certain factors may increase your risk of depression during and after pregnancy:

* A personal history of depression or another mental illness
* A family history of depression or another mental illness
* A lack of support from family and friends
* Anxiety or negative feelings about the pregnancy
* Problems with a previous pregnancy or birth
* Marriage or money problems
* Stressful life events
* Young age
* Substance abuse

Women who are depressed during pregnancy have a greater risk of depression after giving birth.