C-section Births Up Risk of Post-natal Depression

by Sheela Philomena on  July 13, 2011 at 4:55 PM Women Health News
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After a Caesarean section, a woman's risk of post-natal depression increases and dangers are even greater when it is "elective", reveals study.
 C-section Births Up Risk of Post-natal Depression
C-section Births Up Risk of Post-natal Depression

Researchers believe the results could be due to the time it takes to recover from the procedure, but added they may also be caused by a "sense of failure and a loss of control", felt when surgeons deliver a baby, the Daily Mail reported.

The study from the National Yang-Ming University in Taiwan of more than 10,000 mothers in the country found that those who did not have a Caesarean were a third less likely to experience post-natal depression.

The researchers also found that within the Caesarean group women were 48 percent more likely to experience depression if they had a planned procedure, rather than an emergency one.

Source: ANI

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