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Risk Factors for Postpartum Depression

Risk Factors

Postpartum depressive symptoms are higher among those: * Of younger maternal age * Who are unmarried * With multiple life stressors * Living with chronic disease * Who experience physical abuse before or during pregnancy * Have an unintended pregnancy or were unsure if they wanted to be pregnant

Related Risk Factors Indicators:


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Content updated: Wed, 2 Mar 2022 17:38:31 MST