Depression during pregnancy may cause an early birth, say sources.
Depression During Pregnancy
During a recent study, researchers interviewed women near their 10th week of pregnancy. Forty-one percent of them reported ‘significant’ symptoms of depression, and 22 percent reported ‘severe’ symptoms. Those women with severe symptoms had almost twice the risk of an early birth, defined as before 37 weeks’ gestation. Those with significant symptoms had a 60 percent risk of early birth, the study found.
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