Nursing Publications

Title

Evidence-based Recommendations for Depressive Symptoms in Postpartum Women

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

3-2008

Journal

Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic and Neonatal Nursing

Volume

37

Issue

2

First Page

127

Last Page

136

Abstract

Postpartum depression is a serious health issue affecting 13% of women from diverse cultures. Despite the well-documented consequences of postpartum depression, it remains difficult to identify, and diverse practices relate to its prevention and treatment. Evidence-based interventions are essential to improve both maternal and infant health outcomes associated with pregnancy. This article describes the development process of an evidence-based practice guideline for postpartum depression and highlights the practice recommendations related to the confirmation, prevention, and treatment of depressive symptoms in postpartum mothers.

Notes

Published in: Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nursing, Volume 37 Issue 2, Pages 127 - 136. doi: 10.1111/j.1552-6909.2008.00215.x