pregnancy outcomes

Risk of Preterm Birth and Respiratory Distress in Pregnancies with Prenatal Exposure to Antidepressants

From the OptumLabs Data Warehouse, researchers identified 226,932 singleton deliveries. Cases of antidepressant exposure were defined as pregnancies with prescription claims for antidepressants submitted between the last menstrual period and 35 weeks’ gestation.  To [...]

New Research from the CWMH: Impact of Obesity on Pregnancy Outcomes in Women with Psychiatric Illness

Individuals with psychiatric disorders are at higher risk for obesity than the general population, as well as for medical comorbidity, such as diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and cardiovascular disease.  Because obesity is associated with an [...]

COVID-19 Registry Launched to Track Pregnant Women and Newborns

According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, we have limited information regarding COVID-19 during pregnancy; however, in the absence of adequate information, we consider pregnant women to be an at-risk population for COVID-19 [...]

Alcohol and Pregnancy: Attitudes and Patterns of Drinking Vary Around the Globe

While the harmful effects of alcohol on the developing fetus are well established, many women continue to drink during pregnancy; however, patterns of alcohol consumption vary from country to country.  According to the Center for [...]

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 [...]