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Depression in pregnancy is associated with the same disorder that is suffered after giving birth, and with issues of affection or bond with the baby and that it has a negative impact on the mental health and physical of the mother and the newborn.

Although we have not determined for sure what causes postpartum depression, the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences of the University of Washington conducted a study where it relates to postpartum depression with women who are diagnosed with hypertension.

Postpartum depression

  • It is a condition or disorder that can last weeks, months, or years, it is treated with therapies, antidepressants, therapies for hormones, to help the family.
  • Not be properly treated it may develop severe depressions in the future.
  • Among the symptoms most significant are: loss of appetite, little or no bonding with the baby, irritability, insomnia.

High blood pressure during pregnancy

  • Known as gestational hypertension to the condition that occurs in women after the 20th week of pregnancy, without having had blood pressure problems before.
  • This is one of the most common complications during pregnancy, taking incidence between 10% and 15% of women in state gestational.
  • This may develop before or after pregnancy.
  • Even though it appears in the 20th week of pregnancy, it may disappear during the first 12 weeks after giving birth.

Hypertension and postpartum depression

  • Studies, as Vollebregt and co-workers in Amsterdam in addition to the research carried out by Dr. american Wayne Katon, “have found that those women with high blood pressure before pregnancy had between a 55 and a 65% chance of meeting the criteria for depression or taking antidepressants during pregnancy”
  • As most specialists recommend, it is important to detect postpartum depression, and in addition keep control of blood pressure during the entire period of gestation and then giving birth.
  • Each day relates even more about the physiology and the psychology that would answer many of these questions.
  • In case you feel more sad than normal, sensitive, irritable, and a little empathetic during pregnancy, the ideal is to go with the specialist without leaving to spend more time.
Read also: How do I know if I have postpartum depression?

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