Shorter Maternity Leave Linked To Postpartum Depression, University of Maryland Study

Published: Dec 13, 2013

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Postpartum may be a stressful and overwhelming time for moms. Thoughts about whether they will be a good mother, if the baby will be healthy, and if they can financially provide for their newborn can consume their minds, especially during maternity leave. Shorter duration of maternity leave is found to be associated with an increased risk of postpartum depression, according to a recent study.

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