Mothers with depression will impact the mother and infant relationship:- There would be a lot of mental pressure on the pregnant women. Those with depression during pregnancy or with the history of depression will have a reduced quality of the relationship between the mother and infant as per a study. All these findings are published in the journal BJPsych Open and it was funded by National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre (BRC). The researchers conducted a tests about depression before and after pregnancy in the women and about the impact on the mother-infant relationship. Their interactions are traced for 8 weeks and 12 months after the baby's birth in three sets of women. The three sets are said to be healthy women, pregnant women with significant depression and those with a history of depression.
The samples of 131 women are verified and 51 are healthy mothers. 52 mothers are with depression and 28 mothers are with the history of depression most of them are from South London. All those with depression had a reduced quality of interaction with their babies. All of them had improvements in the quality of interaction between 8 weeks and 12 months from the birth of the baby. They would bond well as months pass but the relationship would not be a perfect one like the others.