Unintended Pregnancy and Perinatal Depression Trajectories in Low-Income, High-Risk Hispanic Immigrants

@article{Christensen2011UnintendedPA,
  title={Unintended Pregnancy and Perinatal Depression Trajectories in Low-Income, High-Risk Hispanic Immigrants},
  author={Anna L. Christensen and Elizabeth Stuart and Deborah F. Perry and Huynh-Nhu le},
  journal={Prevention Science},
  year={2011},
  volume={12},
  pages={289-299}
}
Perinatal depression is a prevalent and detrimental condition. Determining modifiable factors associated with it would identify opportunities for prevention. This paper: 1) identifies depressive symptom trajectories and heterogeneity in those trajectories during pregnancy through the first-year postpartum, and 2) examines the association between unintended pregnancy and depressive symptoms. Depressive symptoms (BDI-II) were collected from low-income Hispanic immigrants (n=215) five times from… CONTINUE READING
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