Center for Advanced Practice

Title

Recognizing and Supporting Mothers with Postpartum Depression in Inpatient Pediatric Units

Publication Title

Pediatric Nursing

Document Type

Article

Abstract

Maternal postpartum depression is a common condition that can strain the mother-infant dyad. Although routine screenings are recommended at the pediatrician’s office during the first six months of life, many mothers may remain unscreened and undiagnosed. Pediatric inpatient nurses encounter hospitalized infants for varied diagnoses and should be aware of signs and symptoms of postpartum depression to better support the mother and help promote the healthy development of the infant.

Keywords

Postpartum depression, pediatric nursing, mothers, inpatient screening

Publication Date

11-11-2021

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