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 creator of this blog, and the founder and executive director of Postpartum Progress. She has been named a WebMD Health Hero, one of the fiercest women in America by More magazine, and one of the 15 most influential patient advocates to follow. She is a survivor of postpartum OCD.