Women who have general anesthesia during C-sections are more likely to experience postpartum depression, study finds

That might be because general anesthesia can delay breastfeeding and skin-to-skin interaction between the mother and infant, researchers from Columbia University explained.
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This article summarizes the Gerard W. Ostheimer Lecture given at the 2019 Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology annual meeting. The article summarizes key articles published in 2018 that were presented in the 2019 Ostheimer Lecture, with a focus on maternal mortality, maternal complications, analgesic and anesthetic management of vaginal and cesarean deliveries, postpartum care, and the impact of anesthesia on maternal outcomes. The reviewed literature highlights many opportunities for anesthesiologists to impact maternal care and outcomes. The major themes presented in this manuscript are maternal mortality in...
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Conclusions and Relevance Electroconvulsive therapy is a highly effective and safe treatment modality for unipolar depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and other psychiatric illnesses. Electroconvulsive therapy treatment in pregnancy requires a multidisciplinary team approach with obstetrics, maternal-fetal medicine, psychiatry, and anesthesiology, but is overall felt to be safe and effective. Target Audience Obstetricians and gynecologist, family medicine physicians. Learning Objectives After completing this activity, the learner should be better able to assess the current evidence and best practices regar...
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Compared with local anesthesia, general anesthesia was associated with a 54% increased odds of postpartum depression, and a 91% higher risk of suicidal thoughts or self-inflicted injury.
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TUESDAY, Feb. 11, 2020 -- General anesthesia for cesarean delivery is associated with increased odds of severe postpartum depression (PPD), suicidal ideation, and self-inflicted injury, according to a study published online Jan. 29 in Anesthesia...
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Women who have general anesthesia during C-sections are significantly more likely to experience severe post-partum depression resulting in hospitalization, suicidal thoughts or self-harm, according to a study published last week.
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MONDAY, Feb. 10, 2020 -- Women who receive general anesthesia during a cesarean section delivery are at higher risk of severe postpartum depression that requires hospitalization, as well as self-inflicted harm and suicidal thoughts, a new study...
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Preclinical imaging studies of fetal haemodynamics require anaesthesia to immobilise the animal. In the presence of isoflurane, isoflurane/ketamine and ketamine/midazolam, but not propofol anaesthesia, maternal and fetal hypoxaemia increased fetal mean arterial pressure and decreased peripheral blood flow. Acute fetal hypoxaemia induced fetal tachycardia regardless of anaesthetic type. These results have implications for the design and interpretation of preclinical imaging studies where anaesthesia is required. AbstractPreclinical imaging studies of fetal hemodynamics require anesthesia to immobilize the animal. This may i...
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(Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health) A new study shows that having general anesthesia in a cesarean delivery is linked with significantly increased odds of severe postpartum depression requiring hospitalization, thoughts of suicide or self-inflicted injury. The study is the first to examine the effect of the mode of anesthesia for cesarean delivery on the risk of postpartum depression and the possible protective effect of having regional anesthesia for cesarean delivery on maternal mental health compared with general anesthesia.
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