Navigation Links
Depression During Pregnancy may be Common

Depression during pregnancy may be common and those who feel low during these nine months should seek medical advice, say researchers//.

Annette Briley and colleagues from Tommy's Baby Charity here surveyed 1,000 women about how they felt during pregnancy, reported the online edition of Daily Mail.

The survey found that three in five women were surprised by how emotional they felt while being pregnant. Two thirds felt even more exhausted than they expected and more than half needed more reassurance than they would have anticipated.

Current estimates in Britain suggest that one in 10 women suffer from depression during pregnancy, experiencing symptoms such as low self-esteem, irritability and pessimistic thoughts about the future.

A recent study in the British Medical Journal found that of 9,000 pregnant women, 12 percent were depressed at 18 weeks, rising to 13.5 percent by week 32.

However, the study by the University of Bristol found that eight weeks after giving birth, depression rates fell to 9.1 percent.

The study suggests that depression during pregnancy may be almost as common as post-natal baby blues.

"The transition from adulthood to parenthood is a massive life change and people put pressure on themselves to be perfect," said Briley who works as a midwife at the St. Thomas' Hospital here. "Previous generations thought 'to be good enough was okay'. Now people think they have to be the best."

Briley added that the pressure to match up to celebrities, who bloom during pregnancy and then bounce back into shape within weeks of giving birth, could trigger low self-esteem in some women.

Those who are depressed should seek medical advice as they could be helped by counseling or support groups, Briley said.

Source-IANS
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Low Cholesterol Linked to Severe Depression and Violent Behavior in Men
2. Depression may cause delayed wound healing
3. Diabetes and Depression often go hand-in-hand
4. Depression and heart failure
5. Depression disturbs heart rate
6. Depression a possible danger in elderly
7. Depression linked to mortality
8. Depression increases heart attacks
9. More People Seeking Treatment for Depression
10. Depression elevates heart failure risk
11. Depression hurts the heart
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:8/22/2017)... ... , ... Nurses at Apple Rehab Watch Hill , a nursing and ... certification in Closed Pulse Irrigation™ (CPI) for wound care. This qualifies ... for Medicare and Medicaid Services, to have a CPI machine that will provide better ...
(Date:8/22/2017)... ... , ... “Covert Awakening”: Walid’s spiritual journey from Islamic terrorist ... a consultant for the Intelligence Community. For more than ten years, she ... region. Julianne has written hundreds of reports for the US government analyzing ...
(Date:8/22/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Although Labor Day is not as popular for fireworks as ... displays, and numerous households celebrate the unofficial end of summer with backyard fireworks shows. ... , Kris Zambo, owner of Dynamite Fireworks in Hammond, Indiana, provides ...
(Date:8/21/2017)... ... , ... FCPX LUT Monochromatic Volume 2 is an all-new Look-Up Table color-grading ... grades to footage. A LUT is a Lookup Table that contains a mathematical formula ... indicated by the table. This pack comes with 60 different monochromatic CUBE LUT files. ...
(Date:8/21/2017)... CA (PRWEB) , ... August 21, 2017 , ... The ... how exactly are we supposed to get things done in a healthy way these ... And, they’re launching a crowdfunding campaign on August 28 to introduce Deskcise Pro™– the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:8/15/2017)... -- Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. (NYSE: DPLO), is now dispensing ... residents. Naloxone is available without a prescription ... G-3320 Beecher Road. ... is intended to block or reverse the effects of ... consciousness. The medication is often carried by first responders ...
(Date:8/11/2017)... CAESAREA, Israel , Aug. 11, 2017 ... company with mobile health and big data solutions, today ... results on Monday, August 14 and host a conference ... second quarter 2017 operating and financial results and its ... call will be hosted by Erez Raphael , ...
(Date:8/7/2017)... Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. (NYSE and SIX: ZBH), ... Board of Directors has approved the payment of a quarterly ... The cash dividend of ... 27, 2017 to stockholders of record as of the close ... are subject to approval of the Board of Directors and ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: