Women may experience depression and post-traumatic symptoms, especially those who were separated from their newborns after delivery and those with severe COVID-19 illness during pregnancy or after delivery.
ACOG clearly states that all pregnant and lactating people should be allowed to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, and that their decision to do so should be based on a careful discussion of risks and benefits with their healthcare provider.
While the role that COVID-19 plays in the pathophysiology of PP is not established, this study offers preliminary evidence that provides us a stronger grasp of how certain viral infections, like coronavirus, can predispose to postpartum psychiatric illnesses.
Depression During the COVID-19 Lockdown Highlights the Importance of Social Connections for New Moms
Because pregnant and postpartum women face unique challenges in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, they may be at increased risk for mental health problems in this setting. In a recent study, researchers from the University College of London surveyed 162 new mothers in London between May and June 2020 using a social network survey designed to assess the impact of the COVID-19 lockdown.
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