Breastfeeding and Psychiatric Medications

In Brief: ACOG Recommends Increased Level of Care During the “Fourth Trimester”

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has made a significant change to its recommendations for optimal postpartum care.  Previously, ACOG has recommended that women receive a single, comprehensive postpartum visit within the first [...]

Psychiatric Clinics of North America: June Issue on Women’s Mental Health

In the field of reproductive psychiatry, we don’t really have any textbooks to rely on.  However, the June issue of the Psychiatric Clinics of North America is devoted to Women’s Mental Health, and it’s pretty [...]

The 50-year Quest for Better Pregnancy Data

The following post was first published in OB/GYN News. Please see our OB/GYN News archives here. Publish date: November 1, 2016 By: Gerald G. Briggs, BPharm, FCCP, Christina Chambers, PhD, MPH, Lee S. Cohen, MD, & Gideon Koren, MD Editor’s note: As [...]

New Legislation to Support Maternal Mental Health

Some good news for women with perinatal mood and anxiety disorders... Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Bringing Postpartum Depression Out of the Shadows Act  to provide federal grants to develop and maintain [...]

Taking a Look at the New FDA Pregnancy Labeling and Lactation Rule

  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has proposed major revisions to prescription drug labeling in order to provide more accurate and helpful information on the effects of medications used during pregnancy and breastfeeding. [...]

Breastfeeding Status Does Not  Affect Risk for Postpartum Depression

For decades, researchers have postulated a connection between breastfeeding and postpartum depression (PPD). Many have suggested that breastfeeding may protect against postpartum depression and have suggested that the cessation of breastfeeding may be a trigger [...]