Psychology & Psychiatry

COVID-19 shown to affect the mental health of pregnant women

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected Canadian women's mental health both during pregnancy and in the postpartum period, confirms the CONCEPTION study led by Anick BĂ©rard, researcher at CHU Sainte-Justine and professor at the ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Reality of maternal mental health for first time moms in Ireland

A newly published study from Trinity's School of Nursing and Midwifery has followed the prevalence of, and changes over time in, depression, anxiety and stress symptoms experienced by first-time mothers—from pregnancy throughout ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Postpartum mental health visits 30% higher during COVID-19 pandemic

Mental health visits for new mothers were 30% higher during the COVID-19 pandemic than before the pandemic, particularly in the first 3 months after giving birth, found new research in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).

Neuroscience

Seizure frequency not up in pregnancy for women with epilepsy

Among women with epilepsy, the percentage who have a higher incidence of seizures during pregnancy than in the postpartum period is similar to that seen during corresponding epochs in women who are not pregnant, according ...

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