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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Grohol, J. (2005). Study: Caesarians Do Not Stop Postnatal Depression. Psych Central. Retrieved on December 10, 2013, from http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2005/02/25/study-caesarians-do-not-stop-postnatal-depression/