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16 May 2011

C-section won't increase depression

The mode of delivery doesn't influence a woman's risk of developing postpartum depression at six weeks, a new Canadian prospective study shows.

The mode of delivery doesn't influence a woman's risk of developing postpartum depression at six weeks, a new Canadian prospective study shows.

"The fact that we didn't find an association between the type of delivery is rather in keeping with most of the other research," said Dr Wendy Sword of McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, the study's first author. "Probably the most unique finding for us is something that hasn't been widely studied, this whole issue of incontinence."

 
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