After Delivery

Aside from postpartum depression new research says that mothers may also be at an increased risk for other mental disorders following childbirth.

Scientists found women had a higher risk of mental illness in the three months following birth.

Along with depression, women suffered from disorders such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. The highest risk was during the 10 to 19 days following delivery.

Researchers suggest changes in a woman's hormones during pregnancy, and the new lifestyle that follows may cause this increased risk.


WHSV-TV3
50 North Main Street Harrisonburg, VA 22801 540-433-9191 - Switchboard 540-433- 4028 - Fax 540-433-2700 - News Fax

WSVF Public Inspection File

Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 4837351