More Evidence for the Need for Vigilance Surrounding Pre-natal Depression

This month’s Journal of Human Reproduction reports on a study that compared depressed and non-depressed pregnant women. The data indicates that the incidence of pre-term births is much higher for those women who suffer from untreated pre-natal depression. Because pre-term birth holds a myriad of medical risks for the infant, it is critical to assess all pregnant women for depression and then implement appropriate treatment when needed.

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