Community perinatal teams associated with more mental health service access and fewer postnatal relapses


Roxanne Keynejad summarises the ESMI-II study on community perinatal mental health teams and mental health, obstetric and neonatal outcomes in pregnant women.

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SSRI use in pregnancy does not increase the risk of stillbirth, neonatal mortality or post-neonatal mortality

Newborn baby and mother

Studies have shown that the prevalence of depression in pregnant women is 7-19%. Being depressed during pregnancy can result in preterm delivery, which can in turn lead to illness and even death of the newborn child. Researchers have struggled to single out the causes of these risks. Is it the depression, the medical treatment being [read the full story…]