Not that this would come as a surprise to most of you, but a newly published study finds that women who are suffering from some sort of medical condition during pregnancy are more likely to have depression or anxiety. This comes from the Archives of Mental Health's January 2010issue.

"Some women with a medical disorder during pregnancy showed considerably elevated levels of anxiety and depression. Health professionals need to be aware that these women need extra psychological support."

They found this was particularly true for women with hyperemesis gravidarum, a severe form of norning sickness that prevents adequate intake of food and fluids.

If these women don't receive adequate support during pregnancy, one can surmise that they are at a greater risk for postpartum depression or postpartum anxiety. This is important for OB/GYNs to pay attention to.