Melatonin level and pattern in postpartum versus nonpregnant nulliparous women.

@article{Thomas2006MelatoninLA,
  title={Melatonin level and pattern in postpartum versus nonpregnant nulliparous women.},
  author={Karen A Thomas and Robert L. Burr},
  journal={Journal of obstetric, gynecologic, and neonatal nursing : JOGNN},
  year={2006},
  volume={35 5},
  pages={608-15}
}
OBJECTIVE To compare 24-hour melatonin level and timing in postpartum and nonpregnant nulliparous women. Melatonin release provides information regarding circadian rhythm timing, which influences health. DESIGN 2-group comparison of data derived from intensive within-subject data collection. SETTING Participants' typical daily environment. PARTICIPANTS 38 postpartum and 20 nonpregnant nulliparous women. Mothers' infants were 4 to 10 weeks of postnatal age. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Urinary… CONTINUE READING