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Depression

03 March 2011

Miscarriage blues can stay after new baby

Women who experience depression and anxiety after a miscarriage can continue to experience these symptoms even if they subsequently go on to have a healthy child.

Women who experience depression and anxiety after a miscarriage can continue to experience these symptoms even if they go on to have a healthy child.

The researchers studied 13,133 pregnant women involved in ALSPAC and asked them to report the number of previous miscarriages and stillbirths they had experienced. They were assessed for symptoms of depression and anxiety twice during their pregnancy (at 18 and 32 weeks), and four times after giving birth (at 8 weeks, 8 months, 21 months and 33 months).

 

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