Study: Caesarians Do Not Stop Postnatal Depression

Having a planned caesarian section does not reduce a woman’s risk of suffering from postnatal depression, doctors said Friday.

New mothers are as likely to experience depression after giving birth whether they go through labor and a natural delivery or an elective caesarian.

“The method of delivery does not influence your risk of having postnatal depression,” said Deirdre Murphy, a professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Dundee in Scotland.

 


Comments


View Comments / Leave a Comment

This post currently has 0 comments.
You can read the comments or leave your own thoughts.


    Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 25 Feb 2005
    Published on PsychCentral.com. All rights reserved.

APA Reference
Grohol, J. (2005). Study: Caesarians Do Not Stop Postnatal Depression. Psych Central. Retrieved on September 16, 2014, from http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2005/02/25/study-caesarians-do-not-stop-postnatal-depression/

 

Recent Comments
  • John M. Grohol, Psy.D.: You signed up for a service to ostensibly provide some sort of “quality” matches...
  • John M. Grohol, Psy.D.: I’m sorry, I wasn’t saying anyone wasn’t qualified to be a researcher (I...
  • JustPlainJim: Came here to say pretty much the same thing you just said, with a little extra. As a math minor...
  • JustPlainJim: This is something I’m struggling with, too. My mind can go into a death spiral of despair and...
  • CarlB: This is a tad (OK quite a bit) overblown. I was using OK Cupid around the time that this occurred. Sure it...
Subscribe to Our Weekly Newsletter


Find a Therapist
Enter ZIP or postal code