uu.seUppsala University Publications
Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Infant gender and postpartum sadness in the light of region of birth and some other factors: a contribution to the knowledge of postpartum depression
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Women's and Children's Health, Pediatrics. (Socialpediatrisk forskning)
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Women's and Children's Health, Pediatrics. (Socialpediatrisk forskning)
2012 (English)In: Archives of Women's Mental Health, ISSN 1434-1816, E-ISSN 1435-1102, Vol. 15, no 2, 121-130 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this paper is to analyse postpartum depressive symptoms as related to baby gender, maternal region of birth, stress, perception of child difficult temperament and some demographic factors. The setting was 36 Swedish child health centres. Mothers of 1,848 19-month-old children completed a questionnaire, including an item about recall of postpartum sadness. A subsample of 360 answered the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS). Overall, significantly more mothers of boys than of girls recalled postpartum sadness. The same was found in mothers born in Sweden and in other regions, except for the Middle East (no significant result). Among those born in Sweden and in other regions, more mothers of boys than of girls scored ≥12 on the EPDS, except for Middle East mothers with the opposite pattern (no significant finding). More mothers of “difficult”boys than of“difficult” girls recalled postpartum sadness. Our findings are tentative but may inspire future research. Immigrant mothers in Sweden seem rather like the majority population, possibly with the exception of Middle East mothers. The significance of parents’ knowledge of their child’s gender in advance is an important area for research. Future parents could benefit from discussing gender expectations with a nurse or other professional.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. Vol. 15, no 2, 121-130 p.
Keyword [en]
Birth region, EPDS, Gender, Postpartum, Sadness
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-169707DOI: 10.1007/s00737-012-0265-3ISI: 000304169100006OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-169707DiVA: diva2:507584
Available from: 2012-03-05 Created: 2012-03-05 Last updated: 2017-12-07Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text

Other links

Publisher's full text

Authority records BETA

Lagerberg, DagmarMagnusson, Margaretha

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Lagerberg, DagmarMagnusson, Margaretha
By organisation
Pediatrics
In the same journal
Archives of Women's Mental Health
Medical and Health Sciences

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar

doi
urn-nbn

Altmetric score

doi
urn-nbn
Total: 407 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf