• Probiotics for Prenatal Depression and Anxiety: Underscoring the Need for More Research

    Although we have data on the reproductive safety of various medications used to treat anxiety, many women would understandably prefer to avoid medications when possible.  Many women ask about alternative treatments, including dietary supplements, herbal [...]

    Commonly Used Screening Tools May Not Identify Women with Perinatal Anxiety Disorders

    Commonly Used Screening Tools May Not Identify Women with Perinatal Anxiety Disorders In 2015, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists issued a committee opinion recommending that clinicians screen patients at least once during [...]

    Maternal Anxiety and Adverse Perinatal Outcomes: Why We Need to Screen Women for Anxiety During Pregnancy

    When providing information to patients regarding the use of medications during pregnancy, one key element of the decision-making process is an appraisal of the risks associated with untreated psychiatric illness in the mother.  While there [...]

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