Wednesday, December 9, 2009
5 Days of Straight Sleep... but not for adopters.
I read this article about a study being conducted, or a new program actually, at a hospital in Toronto (why are the Canadians so far ahead of the U.S. when it comes to family and parenting??) where they are trying to reduce the severity of post-partum depression by having birth mothers stay for 5 extra days at the hospital. The nurses help a lot and the moms get to sleep. The thinking is that sleep deprivation has a lot to do with post-partum depression, so by having mothers who are at "high risk" stay at the hospital and sleep the severity of PPD will be less. Or avoided completely.
Well, what a great idea! Although I'm not sure 5 days is enough....
At least someone, somewhere, is trying to do something to help.
Now, what about us adoptive moms? Are we not sleep deprived??
Click here to read the whole article.
Labels: post adoption depression