Study Associates Fear Of Childbirth With Postpartum Depression.

The Los Angeles Times (1/4, Morin) “Science Now” blog reported that while “a history of depression among expectant mothers remains the greatest single risk factor for postpartum depression, a new study finds that fear of childbirth may also predispose some women to the condition.” Investigators, in a study “published Friday in the journal BMJ Open…concluded that fear of childbirth increases the risk of postpartum depression about threefold in women without a history of depression, and fivefold in women with known depressive disease.”

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— “Fear of childbirth linked to postpartum depression, study finds, “Monte Morin, Los Angeles Times, January 3, 2014.

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