General Anesthesia Ups Postpartum Depression Risk

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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As a new mother, I worried about mouse poop in the small cabin where I lived. About fracking chemicals in the water. About glyphosate in the oatmeal. About flame retardants in pajamas. About phthalates in toys. Although it constantly overwhelmed me, I thought my anxiety was normal, even necessary. After all, it was my job to protect my child. When I mentioned my fear at my six-week follow-up appointment after birth—the sole instance of medical care many new moms receive in the entire year -postpartum—the midwife shrugged and chided me that anxious mothers make anxious children. For more than two years, I worrie...
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This study aimed to investigate the role of personality dimensions on the occurrence of suicide ideation during the perinatal period.Methods: A longitudinal prospective study was performed in pregnant women who were monitored at university-based obstetrical care units in our county. Recruited women were reassessed between 6 and 8 weeks into their postnatal period. Trait and state anxiety, five-factor based dimensions of personality, and depressive symptoms were assessed using established psychometric measures. Appropriate statistical analyses were conducted, depending on the distribution of variables.Results: Signif...
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology - Category: OBGYN Tags: J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research
Credit: Patrick Burnett/IPSBy Ifeanyi NsoforABUJA, Feb 25 2020 (IPS) Recently, Nigerian feminist author Ukamaka Olisakwe spoke about her post-partum depression after giving birth in the city of Aba, southeast Nigeria. This follows her 2019 Longreads essay, in which she narrated painful details of her experience.  In 2007, Olisakwe was 24 years old when she had her first encounter with post-partum depression. She had just given birth to her first child of three – a daughter. Olisakwe’s experience convinced her that, No one really cares about how the women feel, i...
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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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Postpartum depression (PPD), characterized by poor mood, increasing anxiety, and even suicidal ideation, may occur at any time during the first year after childbirth for some women (Bell&Andersson, 2016). Maternal PPD affects children's physical and psychological development, resulting in them being underweight, stunting during the first year of life, and increased risk of anxiety and depression during their adolescence period (Farias-Antunez, Xavier,&Santos, 2017; Sanger, Iles, Andrew,&Ramchandani, 2015).
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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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This study aimed to assess the association between suicidal ideation among mothers living with HIV in Zimbabwe and the cognitive development of their children. Participants were mother –child dyads recruited from two rural districts in Zimbabwe. Data were collected at baseline and 12 months follow-up. Suicidal ideation was assessed using item-10 from the Edinburgh postnatal depression scale. Mixed-effects linear regression was used to assess the association of child cognitive o utcomes at follow-up (using the Mullen scales of early learning) with maternal suicidal ideation. Mothers with suicidal ideation at base...
Source: AIDS and Behavior - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
ConclusionsDepression and coerced/forced sex were common among participants in an HIV-prevention mock clinical trial in Tanzania. When enrolling adolescent girls and young women in HIV-prevention trials in sub-Saharan Africa, our research suggests the need for a trauma-informed approach, referrals for trauma and depression, and interventions that address the impact of depression and trauma on HIV prevention, clinical trial adherence, and clinical outcomes.
Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal - Category: Health Management Source Type: research
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