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.

 


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

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Grohol, J. (2005). Study: Caesarians Do Not Stop Postnatal Depression. Psych Central. Retrieved on October 31, 2014, from http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2005/02/25/study-caesarians-do-not-stop-postnatal-depression/

 

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