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Depression In Pregnancy May Affect Children's Mental Health

The children of women who are depressed during their pregnancy may be more likely to succumb to depression themselves by the age of 18, according to new research. A large study from Bristol University, published in a leading medical journal, suggests that levels of the stress hormone cortisol, which are raised in depression, may affect the development of the fetus in the womb.

 

Read the full article from The Guardian to learn more about the link between pregnancy and depression.