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May 5, 2020
by Patricia Tomasi

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How Are New Mothers Coping During COVID-19?

May 5, 2020 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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On May 6th, maternal mental health organizations around the globe will be joining forces to raise awareness during World Maternal Mental Health Day which falls on the first Wednesday of May each year. Advocates say there is a lack of universal screening and access to treatment for pregnant women, new mothers, and also new fathers and partners who may also be suffering from a perinatal mental illness. [More]

November 27, 2018
by Patricia Tomasi

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New Study Finds Women At Increased Risk For Anxiety Following Cesarean Delivery

November 27, 2018 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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The search is ongoing into the multiple causes of prenatal and postpartum depression (PPD), the umbrella term for several maternal mental health illnesses that also include anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post traumatic stress disorder, bipolar disorder and psychosis. Now, a new Italian study adds to the ongoing research into the causes of PPD after its results show that new mothers are at an increased risk for anxiety following elective cesarean births. [More]