Changes in social support of pregnant and postnatal mothers during the COVID-19 pandemic

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

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In conclusion, we did not find significant differences in the development of stress, depression, anxiety, or resilience before or during the Danish COVID-19 pandemic in spring 2020.
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Brief Report Source Type: research
Conclusions: As the pandemic's consequences emerge and additional outbreaks occur, care must prioritize the additional physical burden experienced by pregnant women who have contracted COVID-19, as well as psychological, emotional, and mental health support.PMID:34684150 | PMC:PMC8539137 | DOI:10.3390/medicina57101113
Source: Medicina (Kaunas) - Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Source Type: research
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