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Exercise may stave off postpartum depression

(Reuters Health) - - Physical activity during and after pregnancy improves psychological wellbeing and may protect against postpartum depression, according to a new analysis of existing research. Even low-intensity exercise, such as walking with a baby stroller, was linked to a lower likelihood of depressive symptoms in new mothers, researchers found.

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Dr. Barry Sears
One of the reasons for postpartum depression is the depletion of the mother’s internal EPA and DHA reservoirs that are required for fetal brain development. ¬†This is why taking fish oil during and especially post-pregnancy is the most effective way to manage this condition.

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