Refugees suffering from postpartum depression
Postpartum depression (PPD) is the most common mental mood disorder that occurs after childbirth. It affects the mother’s ability to take care of her child. Refugee women are particularly affected by PPD. Even though there are innovative home visiting programmes in many countries, the subject has never been submitted to scientific research. The EU-funded REFUDEPRE project aims to understand the impact PPD has on refugee women and their children. It will also assess the effectiveness of the home visiting programmes led by nurses in providing support to both the woman and child after birth. Analysis of the Danish Child Health Database and interviews with nurses and refugee women will serve as the base for this research.