Good Nutrition in Pregnancy Protects Against PPD?

In our ongoing quest for safe, natural ways to prevent postpartum depression, new research is out supporting the notion that nutrient deficiency during pregnancy can increase a woman’s risk for depression after childbirth. Perinatal Depression: prevalence, risk and nutrition links: a review of the literature discusses the association between mood and nutritional intake, citing the association between the n-3 essential fatty acids and maternal depression.

reference: Journal of American Diet Association, 2009 Sep;109(9):1566-75.

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