The first article on the list from Andrade is an excellent discussion of the difficulties in assessing outcomes in studies of antidepressants during pregnancy. In addition, there are two articles, one from Vigod and colleagues and a review from Anderson et al, which address the issue of perinatal depression in migrant women.
Andrade C. J Clin Psychiatry. 2017 Mar;78(3):e294-e297. Free Article
Vigod SN, Bagadia AJ, Hussain-Shamsy N, Fung K, Sultana A, Dennis CE. Arch Womens Ment Health. 2017 Apr 4.
Immigrants from North Africa and the Middle East were more likely to have outpatient mental health contact than immigrants from North America or Europe (aOR 1.07, 95% CI 1.01-1.14); those from East Asia and the Pacific, Southern Asia, and Sub-Saharan Africa were less likely (0.64, 0.61-0.68; 0.78, 0.74-0.83; 0.88, 0.81-0.94). Refugees were more likely to have contact than non-refugees (1.10, 1.04-1.15) and were more likely to have an emergency department visit (1.81, 1.50-2.17) and a psychiatric hospitalization than non-refugees (1.78, 1.31-2.42).
Anderson FM, Hatch SL, Comacchio C, Howard LM. Arch Womens Ment Health. 2017 Apr 8.
Studies from Canada found an increased risk for antenatal (OR = 1.86) and postnatal (OR = 1.98) depressive symptoms associated with migrant status; however, studies from the US found a decreased risk of antenatal depressive symptoms (OR = 0.71,) and studies from the US and Australia found no association between migrant status and postnatal depressive symptoms.
Hall WA, Moynihan M, Bhagat R, Wooldridge J. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2017 Apr 4;17(1):104.
Kingston D, Austin MP, Veldhuyzen van Zanten S, Harvalik P, Giallo R, McDonald SD, MacQueen G, Vermeyden L, Lasiuk G, Sword W, Biringer A. J Med Internet Res. 2017 Apr 7;19(4):e88. Free Article
Web-based mental health e-screening, as compared with paper-based screening, was found to be feasible and acceptable to pregnant women.
Bank AM, Stowe ZN, Newport DJ, Ritchie JC, Pennell PB. Epilepsia. 2017 Apr 7.
Mean umbilical-to-maternal ratios for total concentrations ranged from 0.79 for carbamazepine to 1.20 for valproic acid. Neither umbilical cord concentrations nor umbilical-to-maternal ratios were associated with adverse neonatal outcomes.
van den Akker O, Postavaru GI, Purewal S. Reprod Biomed Online. 2016 Jul;33(1):1-14.
Mothers of ART multiple births were significantly more likely to report depression and stress than mothers of ART singletons, but were no different from mothers of naturally conceived multiples.
Yonkers KA, Cameron B, Gueorguieva R, Altemus M, Kornstein SG. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2017 Apr;26(4):321-328.
Overall menstrual cycle symptom change was greater for the nonhormonal contraception versus hormonal contraception group.
Tanaka CT, Berger W, Valença AM, Coutinho ES, Jean-Louis G, Fontenelle LF, Mendlowicz MV.
Arch Womens Ment Health. 2017 Apr;20(2):249-256.
Most of these studies were from Europe, where incidence varied from 0.07 (Finland, 1980-2000 period) to 8.5 neonaticides per 100000 births (Austria, 1975-2001 period).
Hirsch NM, Fingerhut R, Allison KC. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2017 Apr 12.