DHA deficiency is thought to be associated with maternal depression.
While DHA supplements could be used to treat the deficiency, there are
reports that EPA is more effective at relieving depressive symptoms.
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI) are prescribed to up
to 6% of pregnant women. The medications are prescribed to treat various
forms of depression, including postpartum depression.
A large-scale study recently published in JAMA Psychiatry reports as many as one in seven new mothers face postpartum depression. Baby blues is a common condition many women face soon after birth
Researchers in Brazil recently tested several psychological
intervention techniques to reduce stress and anxiety in pregnant women
with known fetal malformations. Sixty-five women were included in the
Anxiety is more common after giving birth than postpartum
depression, but depression gets more attention. Feeling anxious after
delivery can lead to negative outcomes for mother and child for up to
six months following birth.
According to a new research study, patients treated with primary-care
programs for 12 months after birth report improvements in postpartum
depression, compared to women who do not take part in such care
The pregnancy was described as a
joyful journey. Lachey remembers feeling overcome with joy at the sight
of husband Nick holding baby Camden for the first time, but the joy did
not last for long.
Researchers from the Altarum Institute in Maine recently published a
study in the Maternal and Child Health Journal describing the prevalence
of postpartum depression symptoms in the female WIC population.
After boring you all with my own personal cesarean section story, I thought I’d give out a few tips (as an unqualified, non-professional… so, keep that in mind). Submitted for your consideration:
I’ve heard of pregnant women telling people to hold off for an entire
month before coming in troops to check out the little one. As it turns
out, turning people away might be an excellent idea.
According to researchers in Canada, married women are less likely to suffer from postpartum depression and that’s not all. Married women are also less likely to be abused by partners or abuse substances themselves.
Psychiatry is a part of medical sciences, which deals with studies and treatment of mental and emotional disorders.
Postpartum depression is different from baby blues. When a woman suffers from postpartum depression, her feelings of depression may be deeper and more noticeable.
Postpartum depression is not at all uncommon. If you feel even slightly sad after the birth of your baby, you're not alone. Postpartum depression affects many women, and often it's not as severe as one might expect.
For some new moms, the phrase “sleeping like a baby” will suddenly seem like a cruel joke. Many babies seem to resist sleep and wake up at every opportunity they get.
I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder after my first two children were
born. The condition is said to peak in fertile years and that’s exactly
what happened in my case.
Post-natal depression is a serious problem for new mothers. Not only
does it affect the woman who has given birth, it can have serious
negative effects on their family members and their baby.
Being HIV positive and low income are two evident risk factors for
depression, but it appears the Medicaid system in the United States
somehow missed this potential mental health concern.
According to data collected in the Quebec Pregnancy Registry, there may
be a link between antidepressant intake during pregnancy and
hypertension or high blood pressure.
If your relationship was rocky and violent during pregnancy, you are
less likely to adopt a good parenting style after baby is born,
according to a new study.
When a mom decides to breastfeed, she will inevitably and eventually
have to wean her baby. This time comes sooner for some moms than others.
As great as breastfeeding is, both for the baby’s physical and
emotional health, weaning is anything but.
A very recent study published online in the General Hospital Psychiatry
journal claims additional services may be needed by women who are
pregnant and those who have just delivered a child.
Postpartum depression or baby blues is considered a common occurrence
that many women suffer from after birth, but that doesn’t mean women
shouldn’t seek care to treat the condition.
Researchers at Macquarie University have found no connection between
maternal age and risk of depression. The study expressly focused on
As every mother knows, the fetus is constantly listening to the mother’s
heartbeat, the sounds of her digestive system and even the music she
plays outside the womb, but researchers believe the fetus hears more
than just physical sounds.
In some countries, postpartum depression (PPD) is under-reported and
under-recognized. According to a recent report, the United Kingdom is
one of those countries. Experts reveal more than 35,000 women suffer
from the condition and do so in complete silence.
Pregnancy is a time in life when women feel closer to their spouse and body more than ever before. Here are a few facts about pregnancy for expecting moms.
Researchers have found a connection between depression in pregnant women and physical effects on infants. The effects noted include reduced muscle tone, increased stress hormones and neurological / behavioral problems.
Many women will be happy to find out the brain actually grows after childbirth, according to a new study published by the American Psychological Association.
Suffering from a brief bout of mild depression is common for women who
have just given birth. Some women will fight through the depression and
come out within a few weeks feeling better than ever before. Other
women will suffer from baby blues symptoms that lead to a deeper more