Risk Factors for Pregnancy and Postpartum Depression

Lutheran Children's Hospital - Risk Factors for Pregnancy and Postpartum Depression
  • Past episodes of depression or anxiety
  • Family history of depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, bipolar disorder or other psychological issues
  • Recent life changes – moving, job change/loss, etc.
  • Losing a close loved one
  • Previous miscarriage, stillbirth or abortion
  • Having high expectations of yourself or others
  • Medical conditions, including thyroid problems, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), infertility, PMS or premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD)
  • Unexpected health concerns with mom or baby
  • Unmet expectations
  • Traumatic or disappointing delivery
  • Unplanned or difficult pregnancy
  • Marital problems
  • Lack of support
  • History of abuse (physical, mental, emotional, verbal or sexual)
  • History of drug or alcohol abuse
  • Unresolved issues/tension with own mother
  • Multiple children under the age of five
  • Abrupt weaning of breastfeeding
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ST. JOSEPH HOSPITAL*

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Working hand-in-hand with pediatricians and specialists, Lutheran Children's Hospital offers families expert pediatric medical care in an environment filled with imagination and color. The Lutheran Children's Hospital is located inside Lutheran Hospital at 7950 W. Jefferson Blvd., Fort Wayne, IN 46804
(260) 435-2699.

*ER wait times are door to clinical professional and can change quickly depending on the urgency of patients that arrive by ambulance. Lutheran Health Network provides care to patients with life-threatening illnesses first.

Lutheran Hospital is owned in part by physicians.

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