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World J Obstet Gynecol. May 10, 2015; 4(2): 46-51
Published online May 10, 2015. doi: 10.5317/wjog.v4.i2.46
Table 1 Risk factors of perinatal mental illnesses
Socioeconomic disadvantageHigh risk pregnancy
Young ageGiving birth to a female baby
Maternal country of birthBeing unmarried
Ethnic minorityLack of support from the intimate partner
Low level of educationIntimate partner violence
Financial difficultiesInter-personal issues with in-laws
Career insecurityInsufficient emotional and practical support
Cigarette smokingNot breastfeeding
History of traumaPrevious history of mental health problem
Sexual abuse
Unplanned pregnancy