‘Gestational diabetes increased chance of postpartum depression”

‘Gestational diabetes increased chance of postpartum depression”

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Women who suffer from gestational diabetes, a temporary form of diabetes, are more likely to experience postpartum depression.

In addition, women who in the past suffered from depressieklachten more than twenty times more likely to have postpartum depression.

That concluded researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at the Mount Sinai Karolinska Institute after a study of more than 700,000 women, published in the scientific journal Depression and Anxiety. It is the largest investigation into the possible link between gestational diabetes and postpartum depression so far.

The researchers looked at in addition, more than twelve other risk factors leading to postpartum depression can lead to, including pre-gestational diabetes. In women who have previously had a depression have had, were pre-gestational diabetes and premature birth the risk of postnatal depression to increase.

Caesarean section

In women who have never depressieklachten had, it turned out that the birth of a child at a young age, a caesarean section and premature birth, the chance of postpartum depression increased.

The results of the study show for the first time a strong link between gestational diabetes and postpartum depression.

Doctor Michael E. Silverman recommends gynecologists to pregnant women to ask whether they earlier depressions have experienced, so that they risicobeeld on postpartum depression in the picture, and, if appropriate, early action can be taken to prevent it.

Approximately ten to fifteen percent of the pasbevallen women develops postpartum depression. They will then have months and months of suffer from depressieklachten as crying spells, irritability, and sleep problems.

Five to ten percent of women will suffer from gestational diabetes. It often develops between the 24th and 28th week of pregnancy. This form of diabetes can lead to an increased weight of the baby, so the birth will take longer and the baby as possible with a caesarean section in the world must be brought.

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