Low-income Pregnant Women in Rural Areas Experience High Levels of Stress: Mothers’ and Babies’ Health at Risk
A new study indicates low-income pregnant women in rural areas experience high levels of stress yet lack appropriate means to manage their emotional and physical well-being.
Miscarriage and stillbirth can be devastating for any woman. The depression and anxiety faced after their loss can be extremely long lasting. Research published today in the British Journal of Psychiatry suggests depression and anxiety can still affect women who have previously miscarried or had a still birth, even after the arrival of a healthy baby.
The research, conducted by the University of Rochester Medical Center, suggests the birth of a healthy child does not resolve mental health problems many women experienced after the loss of a pregnancy or child. Furthermore, the research could be helpful in determining the potential risks of postnatal depression occurring.