The researchers studied mothers of infants with neonatal abstinence syndrome and/or prenatal substance exposure and whether they received treatment for substance use disorder.
A body of emerging research is attempting to quantify changes occurring as a result of the impact of COVID-19 on the HIV pandemic.
Depressive Disorder, News
Parents with a baby in the NICU are at risk for depression, with fathers not seeing the same improvement in symptoms postdischarge as mothers.
While mental health disorders are prevalent among pregnant women, limited research, with limited strength of evidence has examined the effectiveness, benefits, and harms of pharmacotherapy for perinatal mental health disorders. Consequently, the researchers systematically reviewed evidence of pharmacotherapy for perinatal mental health disorders.
Postpartum mental health visits were higher during the COVID-19 pandemic than expected based on prepandemic patterns.
The researchers sought to understand how COVID-19 lockdowns affect maternal mental health.
Researchers found that 5 days after childbirth, those who took the supplements scored better on tests of mood.
Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders
Researchers evaluated 580 pregnant and postpartum women for obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) in British Columbia.
Critical Care Medicine
Primary Postpartum Hemorrhage (PPH) Synonym Postpartum hemorrhagic shock 1. Description of the problem PPH is described as excessive bleeding after 20 weeks of gestation — that is, greater than 500 mL for a vaginal delivery and greater than 1 liter for a cesarean delivery. PPH is defined as occurring within 24 hours after a vaginal…
Schizophrenia and Psychoses
The researchers noted that recent stressful life events, perceived stress, daily cortisol levels, and high sensitivity C-reactive protein levels accounted for 78% of the variance between women with postpartum psychosis and healthy controls and 46% of the variance between at-risk women and healthy controls.