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Study: A Third of Women are Depressed while Pregnant 



While pregnant, most women expect to feel the impending joy of motherhood. But for many that’s replaced by depression.

Although awareness of postpartum depression has increased in recent years, and doctors usually gauge new mothers for symptoms, depression at other points around pregnancy has been less studied.

A new study from Northwestern University is one of the first, its authors say, to evaluate depression related to motherhood at three times: pre-pregnancy, prenatal and postpartum.

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