Published in Women's Health Weekly, March 17th, 2005
Furthermore, neither emergency cesarean section nor assisted vaginal delivery (use of forceps or vacuum extraction) is associated with an increased risk of postnatal depression, reported Deirdre Murphy, University of Dundee, Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, and colleagues.
These findings challenge the notion that women at risk of postnatal depression should be managed differently, and should also help women make informed decisions about childbirth.
The study, titled "Operative delivery and postnatal...
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