Richard Shaw, MD, a child psychiatrist at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital and an associate professor at the Stanford University School of Medicine, is studying postpartum post-traumatic stress disorder among moms and dads whose infants stayed in a NICU.

We've known that moms whose children spend time in the NICU, or whose children are born with birth defects, are at a greater risk of suffering from postpartum depression.Dr. Shaw's research focuses on post-traumatic stress disorder, and he looks at the impact of premature births on both mothers and fathers.

At the Stanford website, Dr. Shaw discusses his research findings on postpartum PTSD and premature babies. Check it out here.