Risk of Developing Postpartum Depression Might Be Influenced by Season

According to a new study, presented at the Anesthesiology annual meeting, USA, the risk of developing postpartum depression can be influenced by the season in which the birth of a child is happening.postpartum depression

For the study, a team of the scientists analyzed the medical records of 20,169 who gave birth between June 2015 and August 2017 and found that 817 women in total developed postpartum depression. The analysis showed that the risk of the depression was lower in women who gave birth in spring or winter, compared to the women who gave birth in autumn or summer.

The scientists suppose that this may happen due to the poorer weather conditions in winter and spring what can encourage more indoor activities with a newborn baby.