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Moms of boys nearly 80% more likely to get postpartum depression than mothers of girls

from New York Daily News

The mood disorder that comes after childbirth has been linked with having a boy in a new study out of England’s University of Kent. In fact, the odds of developing postpartum depression for moms of males is boosted by an astounding 71 to 79 percent, compared to moms of female infants. The reason is because postpartum depression is associated with an inflammatory immune response, which has been linked with both the gestation of male fetuses and birth complications. Inflammatory immune response occurs when tissues are injured by bacteria, trauma, toxins or other causes. more


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