(HealthDay News) -- It's common for a woman to become depressed during or just after a pregnancy. The timing and specific symptoms tend to vary by person.

The womenshealth.gov website mentions these risk factors for developing postpartum depression:

  • Having had depression or another form of mental illness before pregnancy.
  • Having a family history of depression or another mental illness.
  • Lacking support from friends and family.
  • Having negative or anxious feelings about being pregnant.
  • Having had a prior pregnancy or delivery with complications.
  • Being stressed about money or personal relationships.
  • Engaging in substance abuse.
  • Becoming pregnant at an early age.