We are looking to include two additional women who are early on in the postpartum period (under one year) and recovering from postpartum depression.
Women with medical, psychiatric, and obstetric risk factors should be closely followed within pregnancy and the postpartum.
Although the last decade has brought increased awareness of and interest in postpartum mood and anxiety disorders, our understanding of the etiology of this most severe form of postpartum mental illness remains elusive.
This very helpful list from Wendy Davis, PhD, Executive Director of Postpartum Support International, describes what the various emergency services can provide.
A recent study shows the OCRDs, especially those that are more body-focused, have the potential to emerge or worsen during pregnancy and the postpartum, leading to high levels of comorbid depression and functional impairment.
Moving Backwards? Why Doesn’t the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care Recommend Standardized Screening for Perinatal Depression?
This task force does not recommend universal, instrument-based screening for perinatal depression because we lack clear evidence that screening improves outcomes.
Women with postpartum psychosis are at risk for recurrent illness, but we have limited data regarding risk factors for recurrence.
Interested in telling your story or know of others who wish to share their PPD journey? We seek those who may be interested in participating in the documentary in some capacity.
Intravenous ketamine at delivery reduced risk for postpartum depression; however, only in women at high risk for PPD.
Lower risk for self-harm was observed during pregnancy, except in women aged 15 to 19 years.