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Twenty-two studies were included. Support and empowerment through education were identified as particularly helpful to women as intervention components, across all intervention types.
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Postpartum depression is associated with adolescent offspring sleep problems.
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Education, but not ethnicity/race, influenced the reporting of postpartum depression.