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Important Facts About Pregnancy After Age 35

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Less risk of postpartum depression

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Maybe it’s because they’ve weathered the storm of some hormonal changes before. Maybe it’s because the balls in the air are fewer or have been dealt with, meaning less changeable stressors. Whatever it is, older moms have a lower risk of being diagnosed with PPD. However, certain things can make them candidates for the mood disorder following birth. If they’ve suffered complications through their pregnancy or if they’re carrying multiples that protective likelihood diminishes. Another factor that leans in favor of older moms is that more highly educated women have fewer reports of postpartum depression.

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