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A Case Study of Postpartum Depression & Altered Maternal-Newborn Attachment

Zauderer, Cheryl R. MS, CNM, RN, NPP

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing: May-June 2008 - Volume 33 - Issue 3 - p 173–178
doi: 10.1097/01.NMC.0000318353.93234.b8
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This article presents a case study of a new mother experiencing postpartum depression and altered attachment with her newborn. Theories related to postpartum depression and maternal-newborn attachment are reviewed, and evidenced-based strategies for care are discussed in the context of the case.

This new mother suffered from PPD and was helped by this nurse practitioner. Find out what happened.

Cheryl R. Zauderer is an Instructor, Department of Nursing, New York Institute of Technology, School of Health Professions, Behavioral & Life Sciences, Old Westbury, NY. She can be reached via e-mail at

© 2008 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.