Friday, October 15, 2010

Second Study provides evidence for smaller babies from depressed mothers

Another study supporting that depressed mother are at a higher risk of delivering smaller babies..

"In the United States, the likelihood of experiencing premature birth is even greater for depressed pregnant women living in poverty than for depressed pregnant women from middle- to high-socioeconomic backgrounds," said the lead author of the report, Dr. Nancy Grote, University of Washington (UW)research associate professor of social work. Compounding the situation, she added, "Poor women in America are twice as likely to experience depression, compared to other women in this country."

See Embracing Families first suggested study

View more of this latest study from Science Direct or at Pubmed