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Women Grieve Miscarriages for Years, Even after Having a Healthy Baby
Each year, about 1 million U.S. women endure a miscarriage or stillbirth, and new research finds that even women who go on to welcome a child after a miscarriage or stillbirth report prolonged depression and anxiety surrounding their loss. Researchers found that nearly 13% of women who had a miscarriage or stillbirth before delivering a healthy baby still had symptoms of depression 33 months after the birth. Of those with two previous losses, almost 19 percent of new mothers had symptoms of depression within that same time span, according to the study published online in the British Journal of Psychiatry.