" Moms-to-be often anxious, depressed: Study"

As reported in the medical journal Obstetrics and Gynecology

Dr. Antoinette M. Lee of the University of Hong Kong told Reuters Health:

“Our study,” Lee said, “shows that anxiety and depression during pregnancy should also not be overlooked, given that both are highly prevalent and strongly associated with postpartum depression.”

Both antenatal anxiety and antenatal depression were found to be more prevalent and severe in the first and third trimesters,” Lee told Reuters Health. Anxiety and depression levels decreased from early to mid-pregnancy, but increased again late in pregnancy.

However, the data also indicate that new cases of anxiety and depression can emerge at any stage of pregnancy; therefore, doctors need to continually assess the mental health of women throughout the course of pregnancy, Lee said.”

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