The CNP Nutrients and Postpartum Mental Health Research Category consolidates research exploring the relationship between nutrients and postpartum mental health. To view each original study on the open internet, click “Original.” To view the CNP summary of the study, click “CNP Summary.” While a small portion of the studies in this research category is available below for free, the full set of studies (and their summaries) are available to CNP members through the CNP Library Membership (available Fall 2021).
The efficacy and safety of omega-3 fatty acids on depressive symptoms in perinatal women: a meta-analysis of randomized placebo-controlled trials
Micronutrient dietary intake in Latina pregnant adolescents and Its association with level of depression, stress, and social support
Vitamin D deficiency and antenatal and postpartum depression: A systematic review
Anaemia and depletion of iron stores as risk factors for postpartum depression: a literature review
The role of diet and nutritional supplementation in perinatal depression: a systematic review
Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid supplementation in prevention and treatment of maternal depression: Putative mechanism and recommendations
Imbalance between omega-6 and omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids in early pregnancy Is predictive of postpartum depression in a Belgian cohort