Pandemic-related grief, but not anxiety, was associated with lower quality bonding.
While many women put off plans to conceive when the pandemic hit last year, it is now clear that COVID-19 is not going away any time soon and that we are going to have to [...]
It is essential that clinicians, as well as those working in dispensaries, must educate women about the risks associated with cannabis use during pregnancy.
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM) now recommend that all pregnant individuals be vaccinated against COVID-19.
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.
There have been multiple studies over last year showing increased anxiety and depression in certain populations as a result of the COVID pandemic. It is clear that some members of the population may be [...]
While the risk of severe COVID in pregnant women is relatively low, pregnant women with severe COVID experience worse outcomes. Some of our perinatal patients can’t wait to get a COVID-19 vaccine, some of our [...]