Depression is definitely not a good thing, especially when you’re pregnant. Not only is it bad for the baby but it’s also bad for you. Now a study shows a link between stress, lack of social support and relationship factors with depression. This may sound like the usual stuff we hear about depression but University of Michigan researchers say that this will help educate doctors in identifying depression in pregnant women.
Researchers from the University of Michigan said that the findings of this study will help doctors provide better care for their patients. According to Christie A. Lancaster, a clinical lecturer in University of Michigan’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, “depression has been associated with adverse outcomes for both mom and baby, including pre-term delivery, pre-eclampsia, sleep disturbances for both mom and baby, and maternal-infant attachment effects, in addition to its impact on the mother’s daily quality of life.”
So if you’re pregnant, make sure that you relieve yourself of all the things that are stressing you out. Ask your husband and other family members to give you a break.IN Pregnancy | January 12, 2010