When the levels of oxytocin in the mother are high there is a significant drop in the post- delivery depression – scientific article
Oxytocin & post- partum depression
Plasma Oxytocin Concentration during Pregnancy is associated with Development of Postpartum Depression – A study
Postpartum depression (PPD) affects up to 19% of all women after parturition.
To our knowledge, this is the first study to show an association between prepartum plasma OXT concentration and postpartum symptoms of PPD in humans.
Assuming a causal relationship, enhancing OXT release during pregnancy could serve as a potential target in prepartum PPD prevention, and help to minimize adverse effects of PPD on the mother–child relationship.