Maternal depressive symptoms and stress during pregnancy as predictors of gestational age at birth and standardized body mass index from birth up to 2  years of age

While depressive symptoms and stress during pregnancy are known to affect gestational age and weight at birth, evidence on their impact on child anthropometric development in the long term remains limited, sho...
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research

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SUPPLEMENTS such as vitamin B12, that can help prevent anaemia, and folic acid, which can reduce birth defects when taken by pregnant women are great additions to a diet. However, some supplements might be risky.
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Up to one in eight women experience depression during pregnancy. In the UK, low intensity cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is the main psychological treatment offered for those with mild or moderate depress...
Source: BMC Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research
Kwon Vulnerable populations may be more vulnerable to mental health problems posed by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. A systematic review was performed to compare the mental health impact of COVID-19 between vulnerable and non-vulnerable groups. Five electronic databases were searched for observational studies reporting the psychological outcomes of both vulnerable populations and healthy controls during the COVID-19 era. The primary outcomes are the severity of depression and anxiety, and secondary outcomes include other aspects of mental health such as stress or sleep disturbance. Meta-analysis was...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Review Source Type: research
In this study, 480 cases of normal primiparas who had regular prenatal examination and delivered in hospital were selected as the research object. The Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HAD) was used to record the depressive anxiety state of all study subjects in the third trimester, and we analyzed the effects of age, education background of pregnant women and their spouses, the nature of jobs, family income, prenatal and pregnancy health status, medical insurance status, attend pregnant women's school, and accompanying status of family member on their depressive anxiety state. The influence of depression and anxiety ...
Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: We describe potential psychological risk factors to maternal-infant bonding among postpartum women during the pandemic period. To best support the medical and psychological well-being of the mothers and infants, enhanced interdisciplinary partnerships among perinatal healthcare professionals involved in primary and/or specialty care is needed.IMPACT: Unique COVID-19-related health and grief concerns exist, with implications for maternal-infant bonding. Depression but not anxiety is associated with lower maternal-infant bonding. Caregiving confidence, but not social support, is associated with higher maternal-i...
Source: Pediatric Research - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Perinatal women reported decreased social support during the COVID-19 pandemic which was associated with poorer mental health. Using virtual means of social support and support provided by friends had the largest positive effect on perceived social support levels.IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE: Interventions using virtual support means from friends may be helpful to improve social support and mental health in this population.PMID:34649034 | PMC:PMC8485715 | DOI:10.1016/j.midw.2021.103162
Source: Midwifery - Category: Midwifery Authors: Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: We describe potential psychological risk factors to maternal-infant bonding among postpartum women during the pandemic period. To best support the medical and psychological well-being of the mothers and infants, enhanced interdisciplinary partnerships among perinatal healthcare professionals involved in primary and/or specialty care is needed.IMPACT: Unique COVID-19-related health and grief concerns exist, with implications for maternal-infant bonding. Depression but not anxiety is associated with lower maternal-infant bonding. Caregiving confidence, but not social support, is associated with higher maternal-i...
Source: Pediatric Research - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Source Type: research
AbstractAlthough prior research has examined associations between blood pressure (BP), depression, and suicidal ideation, few studies have examined this in high-risk populations such as pregnant women with HIV (WHIV). The current study examined the association of BP with depression and suicidal ideation among pregnant WHIV (n  = 217) in rural South Africa. BP data (measured ≤ 1 month before the study visit) was extracted from medical records. Depressive symptomatology and suicidal ideation were assessed using the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale. Diastolic BP was positively associate...
Source: AIDS and Behavior - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
OBJECTIVEs Barriers to in-person mental health care are common in pregnant and postpartum women with depression. We assessed the feasibility of a trial protocol for evaluating the use of secure, in-home synchronous virtual psychiatric care. Methods In ...
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CONCLUSIONS: This study suggests that mothers with asthma are not at an increased risk for excessive parenting stress. However, due to response and sampling bias, levels of parenting stress in asthmatic mothers may be underreported in our sample.PMID:34641750 | DOI:10.1080/02770903.2021.1993246
Source: Journal of Asthma - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
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