postpartum depression

10/08/2013 - 14:07

A recently published study suggests that exposure to social stress not only  impairs a mother’s ability to care for her children but can also negatively impact her daughter’s ability to provide maternal care to future offspring.


10/14/2012 - 10:20

A new study in animals shows that chronic stress during pregnancy prevents brain benefits of motherhood, a finding that researchers suggest could increase understanding of postpartum depression.

03/10/2012 - 12:14

Employed mothers who suffer postpartum depression incur higher overall health care costs, according to a study led by Dr. Rada K. Dagher, assistant professor of health services administration at the University of Maryland School of Public Health. Dr. Dagher suggests that employers should create programs to prevent and address postpartum mental health issues, as this could result in health care cost savings and a healthier workforce.

07/19/2011 - 09:06

A UNC study finds that women who have breastfeeding difficulties in the first two weeks after giving birth are more likely to suffer postpartum depression two months later compared to women without such difficulties.

05/03/2011 - 23:00

Latinas who endure violence at the hands of a partner during or within a year of pregnancy are five times more likely to suffer postpartum depression than women who have not experienced such violence,