Postnatal Depression News and Research

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Postpartum depression (Postnatal depression) is a type of depressive illness that some women experience after child birth. This form of depression usually occurs around 4 to 6 weeks after delivery but sometimes does not manifest until months after the baby is born. The condition can occur whether a woman gives birth naturally or by way of a caesarean section.
Researchers examine effect of depression on mother-infant relationship

Researchers examine effect of depression on mother-infant relationship

New mums more likely to have postnatal depression during COVID-19 lockdown

New mums more likely to have postnatal depression during COVID-19 lockdown

COVID-19 pandemic has worsened global maternal and perinatal outcomes

COVID-19 pandemic has worsened global maternal and perinatal outcomes

Exposure to endocrine-disrupting chemicals may increase likelihood of postpartum depression

Exposure to endocrine-disrupting chemicals may increase likelihood of postpartum depression

Sensitive caretaking boosts mood, neuroprotection in infants of depressed mothers

Sensitive caretaking boosts mood, neuroprotection in infants of depressed mothers

Screening tool can help detect mental disorders during early pregnancy

Screening tool can help detect mental disorders during early pregnancy

Severe morning sickness raises depression risk

Severe morning sickness raises depression risk

Maternal stress affects fetal brain development

Maternal stress affects fetal brain development

Black mothers get less treatment for postpartum depression than other moms

Black mothers get less treatment for postpartum depression than other moms

King's College London, UCL launch new study on impact of arts on physical and mental health

King's College London, UCL launch new study on impact of arts on physical and mental health

Winter babies at 'higher risk of mental health disorders'

Winter babies at 'higher risk of mental health disorders'

Perinatal depression screenings may overlook women having suicidal ideation

Perinatal depression screenings may overlook women having suicidal ideation

Some children are at greater risk of ongoing depression long after being bullied

Some children are at greater risk of ongoing depression long after being bullied

Thoughts on body image during pregnancy could indicate women’s emotional wellbeing

Thoughts on body image during pregnancy could indicate women’s emotional wellbeing

Digital technologies help nonspecialist to offer mental health care in low-resource settings

Digital technologies help nonspecialist to offer mental health care in low-resource settings

New study will improve identification antenatal anxiety

New study will improve identification antenatal anxiety

Unplanned C-sections put new mothers at greater risk of developing postnatal depression

Unplanned C-sections put new mothers at greater risk of developing postnatal depression

Integrated care to women with PMADs offered at several levels

Integrated care to women with PMADs offered at several levels

Mothers having male infants more likely to develop postnatal depression

Mothers having male infants more likely to develop postnatal depression

Fewer daylight hours during late pregnancy may increase risk of postpartum depression

Fewer daylight hours during late pregnancy may increase risk of postpartum depression