Monday, August 30, 2010

Recommend Research Link

BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth is an open access journal publishing original peer-reviewed research articles in all aspects of pregnancy and childbirth.

Depressed Mothers Deliver Smaller Babies

There are high prevalence of antepartum depression and low birth weight (LBW) in Bangladesh. In high- and low-income countries, prior evidence linking maternal depressive and anxiety symptoms with infant's LBW is conflicting. There is no research on association between maternal mental disorders and LBW in Bangladesh. This study aims to investigate the independent effect of maternal antepartum depressive and anxiety symptoms on LBW of infant among women in a rural district of Bangladesh.


Tuesday, August 3, 2010

August 2010 Event - Depression and Breastfeeding Mothers

IEPMHC at First Five Riverside County

After attending and presenting at the recent First Five Riverside county meeting, IEPMHC was highlighted in the First Five of Riverside County website.

"Studies show that between 10 to 15% of women with children experience postpartum depression. For teenage mothers the rate is about 26% and for women living in poverty the number can be as high as 35%. To help increase awareness and resources for families, the Inland Empire Perinatal Mental Health Collaborative was formed. It recently developed a support group for Riverside County residents at a WIC clinic in Rubidoux. Get the facts, symptoms and other information provided in a recent presentation to the Commission."