A study examines whether postpartum depression is on the decline. Plus: Are women who develop preeclampsia at greater risk of cardiovascular disease than those who didn't? Also, a look at the impact of severe nutrition deficiency in pregnancy on the development of mental health disorders in offspring.
A study looks at whether women are at greater risk of sleep problems than their male counterparts. Also, are cesarean deliveries increasing the risk of childhood obesity? Plus: A study highlights the need for further research in postpartum psychosis.
For Contemporary OB/GYN, Dr Bobby Lazzara discusses research presented at the World Congress of Anaesthesiologists. The research looked at whether persistent pain following birth serves a risk factor for the mother developing postpartum depression.
The CDC issues a report on the fetal and infant mortality rates. And, could a blood marker indicate that some women have a greater risk of developing postpartum depression? Plus: Does premature birth have a psychological impact on the infant?
Women who take maternity leave for 6 or more months had a lower risk of developing postpartum depressive symptoms than their counterparts who return to work more quickly, according to a study published in the Journal of Health Politics, Policy, and Law.
Obstetricians often see pregnant patients with psychiatric disorders, the most common being depression. Treatment includes both nonpharmacologic and pharmacologic options. This article focuses on use of selective serotonin reputake inhibitors (SSRIs), the drugs most often used to treat depression in pregnancy.
Postpartum depression is a problem for almost 1 out of every 7 women and nearly one-quarter of mothers are depressed at some point in the first year after delivery, according to a study in JAMA Psychiatry.