Postpartum Depression is Multigenerational
The child can be protected tremendously if the environment around the mother is supportive and protective. However, depression tends to happen in women who lack that support in the first place. In other words, the problem is multigenerational where the mother's depression is not only a response to the birth of a child but also a recalling of negative memories from her own childhood, triggered by the birth of her child. Unfortunately we are seeing a rise in childhood developmental problems which result directly from stressed parenting (not bad parenting). It is caused more by the isolation of the parents, lack of support and rising economic pressures.