It is common to hear about postpartum depression, but the pregnant woman is also at risk of falling into depression during pregnancy. Several studies corroborate that having a history of severe depression or premenstrual syndrome irritability, mood swings, fluid retention, bloating and abdominal discomfort, increases the risk of depression in pregnancy.
- The age at which pregnancy occurs, the younger the risk not having a stable partner or having marital problems
- Having more children, the more children you have the greater the risk of depression in subsequent pregnancies.
- Experience ambivalent feelings about pregnancy to be stressed.
- The very anxiety resulting from pregnancy and disadvantages, weight gain and other physical changes can increase the risk of depression
- Also the risk of relapse or worsening when there has been a previous depression.
- In addition, depression during pregnancy increases the risk of postpartum depression.