Women Suffer Postpartum Depression

Women Suffer Postpartum Depression.

Having a longer parenthood leave reduces a woman's danger of postpartum depression, new research shows. The findings suggest that the topmost 12 weeks of maternity leave given to American mothers under federal law may be inadequate, according to the University of Maryland researchers. "In the United States, most working women are back to employment soon after giving birth, with the maturity not taking more than three months of leave," study leader Dr Rada Dagher said in a university bulletin release toilet. "But our study showed that women who return to work sooner than six months after childbirth have an increased imperil of postpartum depressive symptoms," added Dagher, an assistant professor of well-being services administration at the School of Public Health.

In the year after giving birth, about 13 percent of mothers suffer postpartum depression, which can cause serious symptoms similar to clinical depression. This go into included more than 800 women in Minnesota who were followed for a year after they gave birth real breast pidutham kathakal. About 7 percent of the mothers went back to chore within six weeks, 46 percent by 12 weeks, and 87 percent by six months.

Women who were still on pregnancy leave at each of those time points had lower postpartum depression scores than those who had returned to work, according to the findings published online Dec 4, 2013 in the Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law. The researchers concluded that "the known disappear duration provided by the Family and Medical Leave Act, 12 weeks, may not be adequate for mothers at jeopardize for or experiencing postpartum depression".

Future discussions about maternity leave policy should take into consideration the vigorousness of mothers after they give birth, the study authors added. They also noted that many women are not covered by the Family and Medical Leave Act or cannot give forth to take unpaid leave and have to return to work sooner that what may complete for their health after giving birth marathi. Although the study found an association between longer maternity leave and less strong of postpartum depression in women, it did not prove a cause-and-effect relationship.

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