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2022 May 17

J Affect Disord

Association between neuraxial labor analgesia and postpartum depression: A meta-analysis.


Wang J, Zhao G, Song G, Liu J
J Affect Disord. 2022 May 17.
PMID: 35594971.


Labor and delivery complications, particularly pain, are important risk factors for postpartum depression (PPD). Neuraxial labor analgesia can effectively relieve labor pain; however, the association between neuraxial labor analgesia and PPD, if any, has not been established.