Monthly Archives: April 2014

Use of Antidepressants Does Not Increase the Risk of Miscarriage

Women are often concerned about whether either an untreated psychiatric illness or antidepressants increase the risk of a spontaneous abortion (miscarriage).  Fortunately, data are now available that are consistently reassuring and indicate that antidepressants do not increase the risk, although women who suffer from mood disorders might be at higher risk for miscarriage.

Sleep Interventions During Pregnancy Reduce the Risk of Postpartum Depression

It should be no surprise that many women complain of disrupted sleep during pregnancy.  According to a recent study, approximately 28%-38% of women meet criteria for sleep deficiency during early pregnancy. (Sleep deficiency is defined as short sleep duration, insufficient sleep, [...]