While data are limited regarding AEDs and breastfeeding, it appears that none of the AEDs are excreted at high levels into the breast milk, nor have they been associated with high rates of adverse events in the nursing infant.
The transition to menopause, or perimenopause, represents the passage from reproductive to non-reproductive life. During the perimenopause, women experience irregular menstrual cycles, which reflect the large fluctuations in ovarian hormone secretion during this time. In addition, women may experience vasomotor symptoms, altered sleep patterns, changes in cognition, and depression. While hormone replacement therapy (HRT) has been used to manage physical symptoms associated with the menopausal depression, [...]
Every week, there are so many important and interesting articles related to the care of women. While these articles may not fall under the umbrella of reproductive psychiatry, much of this information affects the women we care for.