Postpartum Depression (cont.)
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Although you can't prevent the postpartum hormone changes that cause postpartum blues, you can take steps to prevent ongoing postpartum depression (PPD). If you have a history of depression or postpartum depression, you and your doctor have some other prevention options.
Basic prevention measures for every woman
To minimize the effects of postpartum hormonal changes and stress, keep your body and mind strong.
Prevention measures for high-risk women
If you have had depression or postpartum depression before, you and your doctor can plan ahead to reduce your higher risk of postpartum depression. Think about the following options if you have:
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