Latest post-partum depression Stories

2011-02-04 11:32:00

PORTLAND, Ore., Feb. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ascend Health Corporation, through Cedar Hills Hospital, announced the opening of the Mother-Infant Outpatient Program, the first in the Pacific Northwest region where new mothers can receive treatment with their children in a safe, caring and convenient setting. Cedar Hills Hospital is a facility of Ascend Health Corporation. Post-partum depression is a serious illness that affects one in ten new mothers in the United States. Currently, no...

2008-12-11 22:44:57

Post-partum depression can lead to poor sleep, and depression symptoms worsen in patients when their quality of sleep declines, U.S. researchers said. All new mothers experience some sleep loss following childbirth, as their estrogen and progesterone hormone levels plunge. They typically spend 20 percent more of the day awake than average during the first six weeks after giving birth. Study author Bobbie Posmontier of Drexel University in Philadelphia compared sleep patterns of 46 post-partum...

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