The risk of post-partum depression is elevated among women who give birth after receiving fertility treatment compared to women that fail to have a child despite similar fertility efforts.

Researchers from the University of Copenhagen believe the finding has important implications for all fertility programs.

The investigative topic is unique as Danish researchers are among the first in the world to study the risk of developing clinical depression for women undergoing fertility treatment.

Their findings were unexpected, yet meaningful, as investigators discovered women who give birth after receiving fertility treatment are five times more likely to develop depression compared to women who don’t give birth.

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