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.
Poll: Just 12% of parents without coverage take breastfeeding support classes

Poll: Just 12% of parents without coverage take breastfeeding support classes

Study examines trends in fertility rates among girls with mental illness

Study examines trends in fertility rates among girls with mental illness

Fear of childbirth puts women at higher risk of postpartum depression

Fear of childbirth puts women at higher risk of postpartum depression

Women who take shorter maternity leave may have increased risk of postpartum depression

Women who take shorter maternity leave may have increased risk of postpartum depression

Vaginal delivery and early breast-feeding increase mothers' level of satisfaction

Vaginal delivery and early breast-feeding increase mothers' level of satisfaction

Evidence reveals lack of public acceptance toward breast-feeding may influence hesitation

Evidence reveals lack of public acceptance toward breast-feeding may influence hesitation

Valley Presbyterian Hospital receives First 5 LA grant to implement Welcome Baby program

Valley Presbyterian Hospital receives First 5 LA grant to implement Welcome Baby program

Study on women's preferences, decision-making patterns regarding treatment for depression during, after pregnancy

Study on women's preferences, decision-making patterns regarding treatment for depression during, after pregnancy

LUHS offers support group for women with postpartum depression

LUHS offers support group for women with postpartum depression

Viewpoints: Marketplaces' 'technical foibles' may keep young people from coming back; health law may be ushering in era of narrow networks

Viewpoints: Marketplaces' 'technical foibles' may keep young people from coming back; health law may be ushering in era of narrow networks

Study: Urban women report high risk of postpartum depression

Study: Urban women report high risk of postpartum depression

NCKU collaborates with Quanta Computer to launch QOCA baby for neonatal care

NCKU collaborates with Quanta Computer to launch QOCA baby for neonatal care

Stronger epigenetic changes in estrogen responsive genes linked to postpartum depression

Stronger epigenetic changes in estrogen responsive genes linked to postpartum depression

Majority of women have postpartum depressive symptoms, finds study

Majority of women have postpartum depressive symptoms, finds study

Link between family support in pregnancy and reduced postpartum depression symptoms

Link between family support in pregnancy and reduced postpartum depression symptoms

Study: Women receiving social support during pregnancy less likely to develop postpartum depression

Study: Women receiving social support during pregnancy less likely to develop postpartum depression

Postpartum depression could impact health of babies in Ghana

Postpartum depression could impact health of babies in Ghana

SLU receives $460,000 grant to expand efforts to detect and treat postpartum depression

SLU receives $460,000 grant to expand efforts to detect and treat postpartum depression

Omega-3 fatty acids can benefit women at risk of postpartum depression

Omega-3 fatty acids can benefit women at risk of postpartum depression

Low levels of omega-3 may be behind postpartum depression

Low levels of omega-3 may be behind postpartum depression