TITLE

Maternal Body Mass Index and Self-Reported Postpartum Depressive Symptoms

AUTHOR(S)
LaCoursiere, D. Yvette; Baksh, Laurie; Bloebaum, Lois; Varner, Michael W.
PUB. DATE
July 2006
SOURCE
Maternal & Child Health Journal;Jul2006, Vol. 10 Issue 4, p385
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Objectives: The association between extremes of body mass index (BMI) and depression in women has been documented, yet little is known about the relationship between obesity and postpartum depression (PPD). This study seeks to characterize the association between BMI and PPD. Methods: The 2000–2001 Utah data from Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) were used to determine the proportion of women, stratified by prepregnancy body mass index, reporting postpartum depressed mood and stressors during pregnancy. Results: The prevalence of self-reported moderate or greater depressive symptoms was 27.7% (S.E. ±2.2) in underweight, 22.8% (±1.2) in normal weight, 24.8% (±2.9) in overweight and 30.8% (±2.5) in obese women. After controlling for marital status and income, normal BMI (19.8–25.9) was associated with the lowest rate of self-reported postpartum depressive symptoms. There was a two-fold increase in self-reported depressive symptoms requiring assistance among overweight and obese women compared to normal weight women (1.53% normal, 2.99% overweight, and 3.10% obese [ p < 0.001]). Obese women were significantly more likely to report emotional and traumatic stressors during pregnancy than normal weight women. Conclusion: This population-based survey suggests a potential association between prepregnancy body mass index and self-reported postpartum depressive symptoms. Prospective studies of association between obesity and PPD, with improved diagnostic precision are warranted.
ACCESSION #
21467379

 

Related Articles

  • Prevalence of Self-Reported Postpartum Depressive Symptoms -- 17 States, 2004-2005. Brett, K.; Barfiels, W.; Williams, C. // MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;4/11/2008, Vol. 57 Issue 14, p361 

    This article discusses a study on the prevalence of self-reported postpartum depressive symptoms (PDS) in the U.S. from 2004 to 2005. The study found that PDS is associated with maternal age, marital status, maternal education, and Medicaid coverage. It also observed an association between...

  • Prevalence of Self-Reported Postpartum Depressive Symptoms -- 17 States, 2004-2005. Brett, K.; Barfiels, W.; Williams, C. // MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;4/11/2008, Vol. 57 Issue 14, p361 

    This article discusses a study on the prevalence of self-reported postpartum depressive symptoms (PDS) in the U.S. from 2004 to 2005. The study found that PDS is associated with maternal age, marital status, maternal education, and Medicaid coverage. It also observed an association between...

  • AVOID POST-BABY WEIGHT GAIN. S. R. // Fit Pregnancy;Oct/Nov2011, Vol. 18 Issue 4, p32 

    The article offers information on the study conducted, which revealed the role played by body mass index (BMI) in reducing the post-pregnancy weight gain.

  • Erratum.  // American Journal of Clinical Nutrition;Dec2008, Vol. 88 Issue 6, p1705 

    A correction to the article "Combined associations of prepregnancy body mass index and gestational weight gain with the outcome of pregnancy" by Ellen A. Nohr, Michael Vaeth, Jennifer L. Baker and colleagues that was published in the previous issue is presented.

  • Erratum.  // American Journal of Clinical Nutrition;Feb2010, Vol. 91 Issue 2, p494 

    A correction to the article "Pregnancy Outcomes Related to Gestational Weight Gain in Women Defined by Their Body Mass Index, Parity, Height, and Smoking Status" that was published in the Volume 90, 2009 issue is presented.

  • your say. Connor, Brooke; Hosie, Abby-Leigh; Zieba, Natalie; Martin, Janine; Evans, Sandra Lynn; Fullagar, Imogen // Australian Parents;Jun/Jul2005, p8 

    Presents letters to the editor referencing articles and topics discussed in previous issues. Advice on the way pregnant women will regain their normal weight after giving birth; Case of a mother who was diagnosed with postnatal disorders; Comment on the "Australian Parents" regular segment...

  • beating the blues. Rowley, Barbara // Baby Talk;Aug2002, Vol. 67 Issue 6, p68 

    Presents an article about postpartum depression. Signs and symptoms of the condition; Details on the treatment and recovery from the depression; Lessons in life learned from the experience.

  • Routine weighing to reduce excessive antenatal weight gain: a randomised controlled trial. Brownfoot, FC; Davey, M‐A; Kornman, L // BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology;Jan2016, Vol. 123 Issue 2, p254 

    Objective: To assess whether routinely weighing women at each antenatal visit leads to a difference in gestational weight gain and weight gain within the Institute of Medicine (IOM) recommendation.Design: A randomised controlled trial.Setting: Antenatal...

  • Infertility treatment outcome in sub groups of obese population. Awartani, Khalid A.; Samar Nahas; Al Hassan, Saad H.; Al Deery, Mashael A.; Coskun, Serdar // Reproductive Biology & Endocrinology;2009, Vol. 7, p1 

    Background: Obesity is a common disorder with a negative impact on IVF treatment outcome. It is not clear whether morbidly obese women (BMI >= 35 kg/m2) respond to treatment differently as compared to obese women (BMI = 30-34.9 kg/m2) in IVF. Our aim was to compare the outcome of IVF or ICSI...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics