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If I have MS, could I experience post-partum depression after giving birth?

If you have multiple sclerosis (MS), after giving birth you should watch for Postpartum Depression -- Given that depression is common both in MS and in women who have just given birth, it is to be expected that some women with MS will experience changes in mood after having a baby. It may be more likely, in fact, than a reoccurrence of your physical MS symptoms. If you experience post-partum depression, it is vital that you get treatment. Mothers who are breastfeeding should check with their doctor before taking an antidepressant to ensure the medication is safe for their baby.

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