After miscarriage, I was rocked by depression. Like many other women, I didn’t get follow-up care for this loss.

Medical providers rarely deal with the mental health consequences following this trauma.
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Early pregnancy losses are common, but their psychological sequalae are often overlooked. Previous studies have established links between miscarriage and early symptoms of anxiety and depression. However, the incidence of post-traumatic stress symptoms, and the psychological response specifically to ectopic pregnancies, has not been investigated.
Source: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: Original Research: Obstetrics Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: For women with unexplained recurrent miscarriages, supplementation with progestogen therapy may reduce the rate of miscarriage in subsequent pregnancies. PMID: 31745982 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Cochrane Database Syst Rev Source Type: research
Increased risk of suicide in women who have abortions is linked to pre-existing mental health conditions Related items fromOnMedica Maternal suicides remain a concern, report shows NHS funding boost to support new mothers ’ mental health Government will approve home-use of early abortion pills Miscarriage risk higher with age and previous pregnancy problems Mistreatment of women during childbirth is common
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The risk of giving birth to a child with birth defects may be slightly higher in women with bipolar disorder who take lithium compared with those who do not take lithium, suggests ameta-analysis inAJP in Advance. However, these slight risks may be outweighed by the dangers to mother and child of relapse of illness episodes (either depressive or manic), the authors of the analysis caution.“Pregnancy should not be considered an absolute contraindication to lithium prescription, given the relatively small increase in risk for any malformation or cardiac malformations, and given that such events, fortunately, remain rare...
Source: Psychiatr News - Category: Psychiatry Tags: ajp in advance bipolar disorder cardiac birth defect congenital defect lithium meta-analysis Michele Fornaro miscarriage relapse Source Type: research
Depression and antidepressant medication use is prevalent in women of reproductive age. Evidence is conflicting regarding antidepressant exposure and miscarriage risk. Therefore, using prospective data on pregnancy and loss from a cohort of women in the Effects of Aspirin in Gestation and Reproduction Trial, we assessed the association between preconception-measured antidepressant exposure and time to pregnancy, pregnancy loss, and live birth.
Source: Fertility and Sterility - Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: Tags: Prize paper session Source Type: research
In Reply Although we agree with Wisner and Yonkers that our findings can potentially be explained by residual confounding by indication, we have performed several additional sensitivity analyses to validate our results. First, the impact of the diseases for which benzodiazepines are prescribed was addressed in the main analysis where statistical adjustments were made for the diagnoses of the 2 main indications (mood and anxiety disorders and insomnia) and documented proxies of these diseases (concomitant exposure to antidepressants and/or antipsychotics, psychiatrist visits, comorbidities, and emergency department visits a...
Source: JAMA Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
Conclusion: The results suggest early routine screening for anxiety and depressive symptoms amongst the Chinese pregnant women with a history of recurrent miscarriage. Health-care professionals should give more effort to enhance these women's social support to decrease their anxiety and depressive symptoms. PMID: 31411054 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research
This study raises the possibility of a role for surgery for patients with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis who continue to feel poorly despite optimal treatment with thyroid hormone. However, the study, while well done, is a relatively small one. We need longer-term follow up and confirmation with additional studies done on diverse populations. It’s also important to consider that thyroid surgery in patients with advanced Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is difficult. Rates of complications, including injury to the laryngeal nerve (which controls voice) and the parathyroid glands (which maintain normal blood calcium levels...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Health Thyroid Disorders Source Type: blogs
CONCLUSIONS: The effect of surgical therapy for IBD on female infertility is uncertain. It is also uncertain if there are any differences in infertility among those undergoing open versus laparoscopic procedures. Previous surgery was associated with higher risk of miscarriage, use of ART, Caesarean section delivery, and giving birth to a low birth weight infant, but was not associated with risk of stillbirth, preterm delivery, or delivery of a small for gestational age infant. These findings are based on very low-quality evidence. As a result, definitive conclusions cannot be made, and future well-designed studies are need...
Source: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Cochrane Database Syst Rev Source Type: research
This article presents recommendations of the Polish Psychiatric Association regarding approach to pregnancy loss and unsuccessful in vitro treatment of infertility. From the psychological perspective pregnancy loss and perinatal death are amongst the most stressful events in human life - carrying increased risk of developing affective, anxiety or post-traumatic stress disorders. Psychologists, physicians and the rest of the medical staff should provide integrated and individualized care which should be based on respect, empathy and expertise. The necessary phases of support for women experiencing pregnancy loss are: (1) ph...
Source: Psychiatria Polska - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatr Pol Source Type: research
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