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.  

Offspring Outcomes in Studies of Antidepressant-Treated Pregnancies Depend on the Choice of Control Group.

Andrade C.  J Clin Psychiatry. 2017 Mar;78(3):e294-e297. Free Article

Postpartum mental health of immigrant mothers by region of origin, time since immigration, and refugee status: a population-based study.

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).

Prevalence and risk of mental disorders in the perinatal period among migrant women: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

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.

Relationships between parental sleep quality, fatigue, cognitions about infant sleep, and parental depression pre and post-intervention for infant behavioral sleep problems.

Hall WA, Moynihan M, Bhagat R, Wooldridge J.  BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2017 Apr 4;17(1):104.

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Pregnant Women’s Views on the Feasibility and Acceptability of Web-Based Mental Health E-Screening Versus Paper-Based Screening: A Randomized Controlled Trial.

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.

Placental passage of antiepileptic drugs at delivery and neonatal outcomes.

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.

Maternal psychosocial consequences of twins and multiple births following assisted and natural conception: a meta-analysis.

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.

The Influence of Cyclic Hormonal Contraception on Expression of Premenstrual Syndrome.

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.

The worldwide incidence of neonaticide: a systematic review.

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).

The Prenatal Distress Measure; Adaptation of the Postpartum Distress Measure for a Prenatal Sample.

Hirsch NM, Fingerhut R, Allison KC.  J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2017 Apr 12.


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