Background: Postpartum depression is a serious problem for women and
their offspring. Micronutrient supplements are recommended for pregnant women because
of their documented protective effects for the offspring, but their potential
beneficial effects on maternal mental health are unknown. This study investigated the
association between p... read morerenatal micronutrient supplementation and the risk for symptoms
of postpartum depression in a longitudinal pregnancy cohort from the Alberta
Pregnancy Outcomes and Nutrition (APrON) study.
Leung, Brenda, Bonnie J. Kaplan, Catherine J. Field, Suzanne
Tough, Misha Eliasziw, Mariel Fajer Gomez, Linda J. McCargar, and Lisa Gagnon.
"Prenatal micronutrient supplementation and postpartum depressive symptoms in a
pregnancy cohort." BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 13, no. 1 (12, 2013):