Monday, April 20, 2009

Mothers of Multiples at Greater Risk for Postpartum Depression

A study in the April 2009 issue of Pediatrics found that mothers of multiples are at a 43% greater risk of having moderate/severe depressive symptoms compared to mothers of singletons. These results were found even after adjusting for demographic and household socioeconomic characteristics and maternal history of mental health problems. Researchers conclude that greater care must be taken to address postpartum depression in families with multiple births.

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