It is not news to those who pay attention to perinatal mood and anxiety disorders that women who were or are abused have a higher risk of getting postpartum depression. However, I do think the new widely-reported study on abused Latinas having a five-fold higher risk of PPD merits a mention because … 5 TIMES HIGHER! Clearly, domestic violence prevention could have a positive impact on the number of women who suffer.
Abused Latinas Have Higher Risk of Postpartum Depression
Katherine Stone is the founder & editor of Postpartum Progress. She was named one of the ten most influential mom bloggers of 2011, a WebMD Health Hero and one of the top 25 parent bloggers using social media for social good. She also writes the Fierce Blog, and a parenting column for Disney's Babble.com.