Epidural during birth may reduce postpartum depression risk
New research linking epidural anaesthesia during childbirth to reduced risk for postpartum depression suggests that pain control during labor and delivery may lower women's risk of developing the serious mood disorder. To examine the relationship between pain during labor and postpartum depression, researchers in Beijing enrolled a cohort of women preparing for a vaginal delivery in a prospective, observational study from May 1 to Aug. 10, 2009.
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