Monday, August 30, 2010

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.