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.