Monday, November 15, 2010

Perinatal depression among black Caribbean women

Edge, D et al. Health & Social Care in the Community 12(5) 430f. 2004

I do not normally feature in this blog articles that are not available free. However, it seemed to be worth making an exception for this one.

This study showed that black Caribbean ethnicity is an important dimension in understanding the social patterning of mental illness. The findings have implications for the equitable provision of primary care services since black Caribbean women experienced depressive symptoms in pregnancy and early motherhood, but were less likely than their white British counterparts to receive treatment.

Why must we feel guilty?

An article by Lucy Cavendish in the Evening Standard of 31/08/04 about her experience of home birth. She argues strongly that it should be available to everyone.

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