Swedish research shows that a woman's physical health benefits when they have their partner at home with them after childbirth.
Petra Persson and Maya Rossin-Slater, studied the impact of parental leave policies in Sweden and discovered significant health benefits.
While the potential causes of maternal distress are many, research shows that simply having partners nearby can lead to better health.
Mothers are 14% less likely to visit a doctor for childbirth-related issues when partners are present for the first few days of baby's life.
Moms are also 11% less likely to require antibiotic prescriptions, and 26% less likely to need anti-anxiety medication.
Business Insider reports that 17.7% of new mothers experience some level of postpartum depression.
The Swedish research shows that having partners around likely helps moms recover faster from the ordeal of pregnancy.