Postpartum Depression News and Research

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Eighty percent of women experience some level of the baby blues after giving birth, and symptoms usually clear up on their own. One in eight-to-ten women experiences postpartum depression. When symptoms don't go away in a few weeks, women should seek help through health care providers and licensed counselors. Treatment may include talk therapy, medication, support groups, or a combination of these.
Fathers' social media posts can predict risk of postpartum depression

Fathers' social media posts can predict risk of postpartum depression

PTSD and moral injury can lead to pregnancy complications

PTSD and moral injury can lead to pregnancy complications

Women who experience postpartum psychiatric disorders less likely to have a second child

Women who experience postpartum psychiatric disorders less likely to have a second child

Paid maternity leave associated with mental and physical health benefits for mothers, children

Paid maternity leave associated with mental and physical health benefits for mothers, children

Child’s scent tells mom how development is proceeding

Child’s scent tells mom how development is proceeding

Maternal psychological distress during pregnancy influences child's gut immunity

Maternal psychological distress during pregnancy influences child's gut immunity

Women with independent living challenges have highest risk for unintended pregnancy

Women with independent living challenges have highest risk for unintended pregnancy

Two out of three young mothers have mental health problems, study shows

Two out of three young mothers have mental health problems, study shows

General anesthesia in cesarean delivery linked with increased risk of postpartum depression

General anesthesia in cesarean delivery linked with increased risk of postpartum depression

Maternal depression associated with development of atopic dermatitis in children

Maternal depression associated with development of atopic dermatitis in children

Black mothers get less treatment for postpartum depression than other moms

Black mothers get less treatment for postpartum depression than other moms

Drops containing a specific probiotic strain can reduce colic in infants

Drops containing a specific probiotic strain can reduce colic in infants

UIC and IDPH receive $9.5 million grant to improve maternal outcomes in Illinois

UIC and IDPH receive $9.5 million grant to improve maternal outcomes in Illinois

Medicaid tweak might offer means to improve U.S. maternal health

Medicaid tweak might offer means to improve U.S. maternal health

Link between pregnancy stress, immune activation, and postpartum depression

Link between pregnancy stress, immune activation, and postpartum depression

Study uncovers brain biology behind postpartum depression

Study uncovers brain biology behind postpartum depression

Research shows brain's immune system gets activated by stress during pregnancy

Research shows brain's immune system gets activated by stress during pregnancy

Twin birth rate falls in the US due to improvements in reproductive technology

Twin birth rate falls in the US due to improvements in reproductive technology

Resilience exerts a protective role against negative effects of stress during pregnancy

Resilience exerts a protective role against negative effects of stress during pregnancy

Researchers seek to identify biomarkers that may predict suicide risk among women

Researchers seek to identify biomarkers that may predict suicide risk among women