Study: Married Women More Likely To Have Pleasant Pregnancy.

HealthDay (1/4, Preidt) reports that, according to the 2006-2007 Canadian Maternity Experiences Survey published in the December issue of the American Journal of Public Health, “Compared with unmarried women, married women are less likely to experience domestic abuse, substance abuse or postpartum depression around the time of pregnancy.” The 6,400-woman study found that while “10 percent of married women experienced at least one of the problems…the rates were 20 percent for women who lived with a partner but were not married, 35 percent for single women who had never married, and 67 percent for women who became separated or divorced in the year before they gave birth.” The survey found that the longer a woman and her partner cohabitated, the less likely these problems became.

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— “Married Women More Likely to Have Positive Pregnancies: Study,”Robert Preidt, HealthDay, January 3, 2013.

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