“..Postpartum depression not only takes a toll on moms but also may have a direct impact on their children, a new study finds.
Kids whose mothers said they experienced even mild depressive symptoms nine months after giving birth had a 40 percent higher chance of falling below the 10th percentile in height at age 4.
“Physical growth is one of the most important indicators of early childhood health and has long-term consequences for well-being,” study author Pamela J. Surkan, an assistant professor at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, told The Huffington Post.
For example, short stature has been linked to lower educational performance – and greater risk of disease – she said…”
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