Postpartum Anxiety More Common Than Depression?

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Postpartum Anxiety More Common Than Depression?
Mon, 03-25-2013 - 9:35am

Anxiety is far more common in the days after childbirth than depression, with nearly one in five new mothers reporting acute mental stress surrounding delivery and the transition to a larger family, a new study suggests.

Researchers also found that anxious new mothers were more likely to cut short breast-feeding efforts and seek out additional medical care for themselves within two weeks of delivery.

Not to New Moms: Anxiety May Be More Common Than Depression After Pregnancy- http://www.ivillage.com/anxiety-may-be-more-common-depression-after-pregnancy/6-a-525269

Mamas- did you experience an increase in anxiety after baby was born?

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