Postpartum depressive symptoms and the combined load of paid and unpaid work: a longitudinal analysis.

  title={Postpartum depressive symptoms and the combined load of paid and unpaid work: a longitudinal analysis.},
  author={Rada K. Dagher and Patricia Marie McGovern and Bryan E. Dowd and Ulf Lundberg},
  journal={International archives of occupational and environmental health},
  volume={84 7},
PURPOSE To investigate the effects of total workload and other work-related factors on postpartum depression in the first 6 months after childbirth, utilizing a hybrid model of health and workforce participation. METHODS We utilized data from the Maternal Postpartum Health Study collected in 2001 from a prospective cohort of 817 employed women who delivered in three community hospitals in Minnesota. Interviewers collected data at enrollment and 5 weeks, 11 weeks, and 6 months after childbirth… CONTINUE READING


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