Low hemoglobin level is a risk factor for postpartum depression.

  title={Low hemoglobin level is a risk factor for postpartum depression.},
  author={Elizabeth J. Corwin and Laura E. Murray-Kolb and John L. Beard},
  journal={The Journal of nutrition},
  volume={133 12},
The role of maternal anemia in the development of postpartum depression (PPD) is unclear. PPD is a serious disorder that may negatively affect the physical and emotional health of a new mother and her infant. Although psychosocial factors that increase the risk of developing PPD are known, few studies have identified physiologic factors that predispose a woman to PPD. New mothers were visited at home on d 7, 14 and 28 after an uncomplicated labor and delivery. Hemoglobin (Hb) concentration was… CONTINUE READING


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