According to the statistics, 1/5 of all pregnancies end in miscarriage, and 0.5% of pregnancies result in stillbirth. It is believed that women quickly overcome the psychological trauma, followed by the birth of a healthy baby.
However, the scientists have analyzed the data obtained from 13,000 of British women and got to know that 2,800 of those who had had a miscarriage or a stillborn baby, in most cases were worried and experienced depression during the next pregnancy and even after the birth of the baby. A lot of women had been in a depressive state for 3 years after the birth of a healthy infant.
Professor Jean Golding says the study is important for the family members of the women who have lost a child, since they tend to think a woman quickly forgets the problem. The received results show that it is different.
Dr. Emma Robertson Blackmore from Rochester University in the United States adds that the discovery is of great importance for physicians since, assessing the risk of prenatal or postnatal depression among women, they usually do not take into account other risk factors such as family history of depression, stressful life events or lack of social support.
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