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Perinatología y reproducción humana

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MENDEZ-CEREZO, Álvaro J. Postpartum depression and exercise. Perinatol. Reprod. Hum. [online]. 2014, vol.28, n.4, pp.211-216. ISSN 0187-5337.

Postpartum depression is a well-known entity. Currently, there are several methods of intervention that include interviews and even pharmacological treatments. It is known that postpartum depression severely affects the mother-child binomial in different ways. The objective of the article is to enlist the most important aspects of postpartum depression and its forms of treatment. The article also refers to the effects of exercise and physical activity during pregnancy, possible complications, and ways to perform them. It has been proposed that this intervention may modify the course of postpartum depression. We also analize how physical activity can influence the perinatal stage.

Keywords : Postpartum depression; perinatal depression; exercise; physical activity.

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