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Postpartum Depression (cont.)

Postpartum Depression Prevention

Too often, depressive symptoms are dismissed as normal for a woman who has just experienced childbirth.

If you have had depression in the past, or have risk factors for depression, talk with your doctor before getting pregnant or early in your pregnancy.

All new mothers should be screened for depressive disorders.

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