Obstetric outcomes for women with severe mental illness: 10  years of experience in a tertiary multidisciplinary antenatal clinic

This study aims to describe 10  years of antenatal care and outcomes for women with a severe mental illness (SMI).MethodsA retrospective cohort study of 420 completed pregnancy records over the last 10  years (2007–2017). Findings were compared to the Western Australian (WA) pregnancy data. Antenatal attendance, demographic, obstetric, neonatal and psychosocial variables were analysed usingt tests, χ2, ANOVA and odds ratio (OR).ResultsOverall, women with a SMI had high rates of comorbidity (47%), antenatal complications, and preterm birth at 12.6% compared to WA mothers (p 
Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

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