New Study Linking Perceived Availability of Child Care Options to Maternal Depressive Symptoms

This study found that mothers’ perception of having good choices for childcare was associated with a reduced likelihood of clinical depressive symptomology, even after controlling for prior depressive symptoms and concurrent parenting stress. These findings highlight the potential avenue of increasing care accessibility and awareness of available options – for promoting maternal mental health. 

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1876285918303103