In utero MRI on par with ultrasound for fetal brain evaluation

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AbstractThis paper examines the relationship between maternal psychological well-being and specific outcomes amongst children and adolescents in Peru. First, it assesses the impacts of maternal depression and life satisfaction on health and life satisfaction of children. Then, it evaluates the impacts of maternal psychological well-being on adolescent risk behavior. Prior research focuses predominately on effects in developed country contexts, but this paper aims to shed light on the impacts in an impoverished setting. Using panel data from the Young Lives Survey, the author finds that children ’s self-reported life ...
Source: Applied Research in Quality of Life - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
Condition:   Post Partum Depression Intervention:   Behavioral: Cooperative Education Program based on Precede-Proceed Model Sponsor:   Gonabad University of Medical Sciences Recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
(CNN) — Moms-to-be who undergo physical or mental stress during their pregnancies are less likely to have a boy and may also have a higher risk of preterm birth, according to a study published Monday. “The womb is an influential first home,” said lead author Catherine Monk, director of women’s mental health in OB/GYN at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center. “We do know that males are more vulnerable in utero, and presumably the stress in these women is of a long-standing nature,” Monk said. Nature typically assures there are an average of 105 boys born for every...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Health News CNN Pregnancy Stress Source Type: news
Abstract The postpartum period, defined as the 12 weeks after delivery, is an important time for a new mother and her family and can be considered a fourth trimester. Outpatient postpartum care should be initiated within three weeks after delivery in person or by phone, and may require multiple contacts with the patient to fully address needs and concerns. A full assessment is recommended within 12 weeks. Care should initially focus on acute needs and risks for morbidity and mortality and then transition to care for chronic conditions and health maintenance. Complications of pregnancy, such as hypertensive disorde...
Source: American Family Physician - Category: Primary Care Authors: Tags: Am Fam Physician Source Type: research
This study was designed to evaluate the efficacy of a mindfulness-based...
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Indigenous women are at increased risk of mental health problems during the perinatal period, particularly depression, anxiety, and substance misuse. However, resiliency among Indigenous women, cultural teachings, and methodological issues may be affecting estimates. Future research should utilize more representative samples, adapt and validate diagnostic and symptom measures for Indigenous groups, and engage Indigenous actors, leaders, and related allies to help improve the accuracy of estimates, as well as the well-being of Indigenous mothers, their families, and future generations. TRIAL REGISTRATION: P...
Source: Canadian Journal of Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Can J Psychiatry Source Type: research
Depression during pregnancy is still often overlooked, even though it happens just as frequently as the postpartum variety.
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Conclusions: We found several significant variables that influence QOL of women during thefirst trimester of pregnancy. We also found that that lower MCS and PCS scores during the firsttrimester are associated with newborns large for gestational age. PMID: 31581510 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Medicina (Kaunas) - Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Tags: Medicina (Kaunas) Source Type: research
This study analyzes two methods for measuring cumulative risk to understand how maternal chemical and nonchemical stressors may contribute to small for gestational age (SGA). SGA was calculated using sex-specific fetal growth curves for infants of pregnant mothers (n = 2562) enrolled in the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) Fetal Growth Study. The exposures (maternal lead, mercury, cadmium, Cohen’s perceived stress, Edinburgh depression scores, race/ethnicity, income, and education) were grouped into three domains: metals, psychosocial stress, and sociodemographics. In Method 1 we c...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
Parental mental health plays a key role in child well-being and may promote resilience in the context of child medical illness. This talk will describe how a mindfulness-based stress-reduction intervention during pregnancy was associated with decreases in maternal perceived stress and symptoms of depression, with effects maintained postpartum. This presentation also will describe how the intervention appears to relate to variations in offspring stress physiology and behavioral regulation via prenatal programming effects of the reductions in maternal distress.
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Clinical Perspectives 5 Source Type: research
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