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What is the Impact of Depression During Pregnancy? - MGH Center for Women's Mental Health

What is the Impact of Depression During Pregnancy? - MGH Center for Women's Mental Health

In a recent study by Gerardin and colleagues, the authors note that more research has been done to demonstrate the consequences of postpartum depression than depression during pregnancy (also called antenatal or prenatal depression).  Infants born to mothers with depression during pregnancy have been demonstrated to have lower scores on motor behavior and more crying and irritability.  Few studies, however, have assessed the...

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