New Research Says Epidurals May Play an Important Role in Postpartum Depression

Nov 2, 2016 at 10:53 am |

Wow, this could be a game changer for so many!

When I gave birth to my first child, I remember being in excruciating pain the moment my baby passed through the birth canal. The pain was akin to feeling like your private parts were set on fire but luckily, it was just for a brief moment.

Now, I did get an epidural but I must have been one of those rare cases in which it didn’t work because I was screaming in pain so much so that I’m sure the whole baby ward in the hospital must have heard me that night. And while I’m sure that my situation, in which the drugs didn’t kick in on time – doesn’t happen very often – there’s new research that says getting an epidural can play a role in whether or not a woman develops postpartum depression.


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There’s new research that suggests getting an epidural during childbirth could reduce the risk of mothers suffering from post-natal depression.

Here’s what you need to know.