Singing: the Cure for Postpartum Depression?
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, around one in every nine women in the US experiences symptoms of postpartum depression.
A new study performed by a team of researchers at the Centre for Performance Science showed that women can recover from postpartum depression by singing with their babies in a group.
During the study, more than 130 mothers were observed during their first forty weeks of motherhood. The participants were divided into three groups.
One group received standard postpartum care, the second took creative play workshops. The last group of mothers engaged in singing workshops where they listened to, learned and created new songs about motherhood.
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Researchers discovered that the group of mothers who took the singing workshops had the most significant improvement in symptoms of moderate to severe postpartum depression.
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Liz Coffman has worked in the advertising industry for over 7 years and is passionate about connecting people to the world around them through her writing. Based in the Pacific Northwest, Liz is also a professional musician, avid rock climber, hiker and adventure seeker.