Postpartum Depression Why Women Lie About Postpartum Depression By Jennifer Brookland & Frank Stasio • Sep 29, 2017 Donnie Ray Jones / Flickr - Creative Commons - https://flic.kr/p/i67tuh Up to one in five women suffer from a postpartum mood disorder like depression. But a new study finds that 20 percent of them do not report their symptoms to a healthcare provider, even when they are asked directly. First-Time Moms More Likely To Face Early Delivery And Postpartum Depression When Spouse Is Deployed By Rebecca Martinez • Sep 8, 2015 Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Matthew Jackson / US Navy via Wikipedia A study from the Womack Army Medical Center shows a connection between deployments and premature delivery as well as postpartum depression. Captain Christopher Tarney is an obstetrician and lead author of the report published in the Internet Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics. His team studied about 400 women who, throughout their pregnancies, had husbands deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan.