Maternal depression 'most common when child is four'

Depression is more common in first-time mothers when the child is four years old than at any time during the 12 months after giving birth, according to a new study.

View all 3 updates ›

Maternal depression 'most common when child is four'

Depression is more common in first-time mothers when the child is four years old than at any time during the 12 months after giving birth, according to a major new study from Australia.

The study should change approaches to maternal health, researchers said. Credit: Press Association

The research shows almost one in three first-time mothers reported depressive symptoms at least once between pregnancy and four years after giving birth.

More top news