post natal depression

Talking to your baby makes all the difference
Talking to your baby makes all the difference (4 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

One in seven Aussie mums (16 percent) will experience the debilitating symptoms of peri-natal and post-natal depression. While research into its cause continues, Western Sydney researchers have found evidence that infants of mothers with post-natal depression (PND) are less communicative ... Read More »

Raising awareness for perinatal depression and anxiety
Raising awareness for perinatal depression and anxiety (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A Charles Sturt University (CSU) psychology academic says while rural women and men are at the same risk of suffering from pre- and post-natal depression as their metropolitan counterparts, the way they experience them are unique. Associate Professor Gene Hodgins ... Read More »

Staying connected a key to beating baby blues
Staying connected a key to beating baby blues (3 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Women who maintain connections with their social groups after having a baby are at lower risk of developing postnatal depression, according to University of Queensland research. UQ School of Psychology researcher Magen Seymour-Smith said women who positively embraced the new role of mother as ... Read More »

Links between depression and shorter breastfeeding duration in new mothers
Links between depression and shorter breastfeeding duration in new mothers (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Experts from Murdoch Childrens Research Institute (MCRI) are calling for more awareness and support for new mothers experiencing depression and breastfeeding difficulties after new research showed a link between the two. Study lead author Dr Hannah Woolhouse found women who ... Read More »

Suicide a leading cause of maternal death in developed countries
Suicide a leading cause of maternal death in developed countries (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Suicide is one of the leading causes of maternal death in many developed countries. Griffith’s Professor David Ellwood has called for more research to be done to understand the causes and how these tragic deaths can be prevented. Professor Ellwood, from the Menzies ... Read More »

Mums encouraged to switch off for their mental health
Mums encouraged to switch off for their mental health (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A world first Australian study has found a link between modern screen-based sedentary behaviours and anxiety risk in mothers of young children aged under five years. The study, “Associations between Screen-Based Sedentary Behaviour and Anxiety Symptoms in Mothers with Young ... Read More »

‘Love’ Hormone and Mother-Infant Bonding
‘Love’ Hormone and Mother-Infant Bonding (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Widely referred to as the “love” hormone, oxytocin is an indispensable part of childbirth and emotional mother-child bonding. Psychologists at Florida Atlantic University are conducting a novel study to determine how a mother’s levels of oxytocin might be different in ... Read More »

Postnatal depression app
Postnatal depression app (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Research into postnatal depression is going high-tech, with scientists from The University of Queensland launching a free mobile phone app aimed at studying the genetics behind the condition. The iOS app, called PPD ACT, will survey women who have experienced ... Read More »

Having time for yourself will benefit new mums
Having time for yourself will benefit new mums (2 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)

New research suggests that women who have time for themselves once a week or more in the first six months after childbirth have improved mental health. The findings from the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute study of 1500 women found that ... Read More »

Social mums beat the blues
Social mums beat the blues (3 votes, average: 4.33 out of 5)

New mums are at lower risk of postnatal depression if they stay connected with their important social networks. That’s the central finding from a study by Magen Seymour-Smith of The University of Queensland School of Psychology. “The period after a ... Read More »

 
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