Mother-fetus Biochemical “Crosstalk” Linked to Post-Natal Depression

Interesting new research suggests that the interaction of blood-clotting chemical reactions between mother and fetus during pregnancy and the shift resulting from child birth may be connected to the cause of post-natal depression.

According to an article from Anxiety Insights, “‘This crosstalk allows the mother’s blood to flow out of the uterine artery and get just a single cell layer away from the fetus’ blood,’ says Dr Puttur D. Prasad, biochemist in the Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine (MGC).”

A recent grant will allow Medical College of Georgia researchers to study their hypothesis further.

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