New York: Women who live in large urban areas are more likely than their peers in more rural areas to develop postpartum depression, according to new research from Canada.That`s largely because risk factors for postpartum depression - such as having low levels of social support and being born outside of the country - are more common among women living in urban areas, Dr. Simone Vigod, from the Women`s College Research Institute in Toronto, and her colleagues found.Many women may feel moody, anxious and tearful in the first couple of weeks after having a baby, thanks to hormonal shifts, lack of sleep and new-parent stress. When these symptoms get better on their own in a few days, they`re known as "baby blues."But between 10 and 15 percent of women develop persistent, serious depression during the first year after their baby`s birth, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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