111,000 mums diagnosed with depression

The report, Perinatal Depression: Data from the 2010 Australian National Infant Feeding Survey, showed around 111,000 mothers were diagnosed with depression and about 56,000 had perinatal depression.

Mothers who smoked daily were more likely than non-
smokers to experience perinatal depression and those living in the lowest income households were also more likely to suffer.

Mothers younger than 25, those who were overweight or obese, those who underwent an emergency caesarean delivery and those who only spoke English in the home were also more at risk.

Perinatal depression was less common

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