Depression in pregnancy increases risk of mental health problems in ...

Depression in pregnancy is thought to affect up to one in five women globally in the late stages of pregnancy and shortly after birth. It is characterised by low mood and feelings of hopelessness, and is brought on by a number of factors that can ...

Sep 30

Categories: Child Development, Depression, Pregnancy & Birthing

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"Don't have children!" Busting myths about Bipolar Disorder and ...

But there is a division between this outside pressure and the experience of some women, particularly in the case of bipolar disorder. While we hear, “Come join us,” peppered into even the most mundane conversations, these women often hear, ...

Jun 13

Categories: Bipolar, Pregnancy & Birthing

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Depression, anxiety may reduce chances of IVF pregnancy

Depression and anxiety, and not necessarily the use of antidepressant medication, are associated with lower pregnancy and live birth rates following in vitro fertilization, according to a large register study in Sweden.

Mar 8

Categories: Anxiety, Depression, Pregnancy & Birthing

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Postnatal mental health: Are women getting the support they need?

"I really did not feel like I fitted the box." New research indicates the need for postnatal support that encompasses all mental health issues, not only postnatal depression.

Sep 11

Categories: Complex PTSD, Mental Health in Asia, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder ...

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Antidepressant use in pregnancy associated with anxiety symptoms in ...

Three-year-old siblings exposed to antidepressants in pregnancy show increased anxiety symptoms compared to their unexposed siblings. This was found in a new study by researchers from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH), the University ...

Apr 22

Categories: Child Development, Pregnancy & Birthing

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Fathers-to-Be May Have Hormonal Changes Too

Men waiting to become fathers for the first time experienced hormonal changes before their babies were born, and levels of some hormones appeared linked to those of the men's wives, according to a new study.

Jan 9

Categories: Pregnancy & Birthing

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Prenatal Exposure to Chemicals Tied to Lower IQ at Age 7

Children whose mothers were exposed to higher levels of phthalates, common chemicals in consumer products, in late pregnancy tend to score lower than other kids on intelligence tests at age 7.

Dec 12

Categories: Pregnancy & Birthing

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Maternal Depression More Frequent After Postpartum Period

Postpartum depression has many negative consequences for the mother and her child, and society is right to promote awareness of this condition. But now, a study of new mothers indicates that depression is more common four years after childbirth than ...

Jun 10

Categories: Pregnancy & Birthing

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Shame, stigma and mother-blaming following miscarriage

Imagine having a miscarriage and keeping it secret because you'd get the blame for your pregnancy loss? We might believe that only happened in the past, but it is a situation faced by countless women every day. And, like miscarriage itself, it ...

May 15

Categories: Pregnancy & Birthing

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‘Depression can be passed on during pregnancy’

Pregnant women with depression can pass the condition on to their unborn babies, research has found. A combination of genetic and environmental factors can put children at an increased risk of anxiety and mood disorders. This is due to changes in ...

Dec 16

Categories: Child Development, Depression, Pregnancy & Birthing

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Depression during pregnancy may affect child's mental health

Depression is a serious mental illness that has many negative consequences for sufferers. But depression among pregnant women may also have an impact on their developing babies. Children of depressed parents are at an increased risk of developing ...

Dec 7

Categories: Depression, Pregnancy & Birthing

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Study Shows How Infections in Newborns are Linked to Later Behavior ...

Researchers exploring the link between newborn infections and later behavior and movement problems have found that inflammation in the brain keeps cells from accessing iron that they need to perform a critical role in brain development.

Oct 21

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Pregnancy & Birthing

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Mum's diet can change your mood

Poor diet during pregnancy can lead to an increased risk of mental health problems in children, Australian research shows. And new mums cannot relax after they give birth with the study also showing a link between unhealthy early childhood diets ...

Aug 31

Categories: Child Development, Pregnancy & Birthing

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Autism four times likelier when mother's thyroid is weakened

Pregnant women who don't make nearly enough thyroid hormone are nearly 4 times likelier to produce autistic children than healthy women, report scientists from the Houston Methodist Neurological Institute and Erasmus Medical Centre in an upcoming ...

Aug 14

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders, Pregnancy & Birthing

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Tired, Moody and Pregnant? Exercise May Be The Answer

Exercise may improve the mood of pregnant women and help to reduce levels of fatigue reports new research published in Psychology & Health The study, by Anca Gaston and Harry Prapavessis at the University of Western Ontario, examined whether a four ...

Aug 6

Categories: Pregnancy & Birthing

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