Social support and postpartum depression.

  title={Social support and postpartum depression.},
  author={M Cynthia Logsdon and Angela Barron McBride and John C Birkimer},
  journal={Research in nursing & health},
  volume={17 6},
Discrepancies between prenatal social support expectations and subsequent perceptions of support actually received were examined in relation to postpartum depression. Low-risk primiparous women (N = 105) were surveyed 1 month before and 1 month after delivery. Almost half of the women prenatally and one third postpartially had depression scores which would lead them to be classified as possibly depressed (CES-D scores of 16 or greater). In multiple regression, two social support discrepancy… CONTINUE READING

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