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Post partum depression

Bryan M Corbett, Charles O'Connell, Mallory A Boutin, Nabil I Fatayerji, Charles W Sauer
BACKGROUND Methylergonovine is an ergot alkaloid used to treat post-partum hemorrhage secondary to uterine atony. Mistaking methylergonovine for vitamin K with accidental administration to the neonate is a rare iatrogenic illness occurring almost exclusively in the delivery room setting. Complications of ergot alkaloids in neonates include respiratory depression, seizures, and death. CASE REPORT A term infant was inadvertently given 0.1 mg of methylergonovine intramuscularly in the right thigh. The error was only noted when the vial of medication was scanned, after administration, identifying it as methylergonovine rather than vitamin K...
October 21, 2016: American Journal of Case Reports
R Ramachandran Pillai, Leena Sharon, Nancy R Premkumar, Shivanand Kattimani, Haritha Sagili, Soundravally Rajendiran
BACKGROUND: Post-partum depression (PPD) is the common adverse outcome of child bearing which affects the wellbeing of both mother and newborn and has long-term effects. Hence, reliable potential biological tests for early detection of PPD are essential. Follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinizing hormone (LH) were associated with depressive disorders and the present study estimated the levels of serum FSH, LH in postpartum depression and explored them as predictive biomarkers in the development of PPD...
September 5, 2016: Comprehensive Psychiatry
Fatemeh Abdollahi, Mehran Zarghami, Shariff-Ghazali Sazlina, Azhar Md Zain, Asghari Jafarabadi Mohammad, Munn-Sann Lye
INTRODUCTION: Post-partum depression (PPD) is the most prevalent mental problem associated with childbirth. The purpose of the present study was to determine the incidence of early PPD and possible relevant risk factors among women attending primary health centers in Mazandaran province, Iran for the first time. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A longitudinal cohort study was conducted among 2279 eligible women during weeks 32-42 of pregnancy to determine bio-psycho-socio-cultural risk factors of depression at 2 weeks post-partum using the Iranian version of the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS)...
October 1, 2016: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
C P Mboua, B A Nkoum, S P Abessouguié
In a setting such as Cameroon, where perinatal care offers few services for women with psychiatric problems during pregnancy, delivery, and the immediate postpartum period, the development of the relational dimension of care may help prevent severe psychiatric disorders . This study evaluates the role of the relational dimension of perinatal and early postpartum care (providing perinatal counseling and a space to speak) on women with blues on the intermediate-term outcomes of decompensation, in view of the importance of the emotional issues occurring in the perinatal period...
August 1, 2016: Médecine et Santé Tropicales
Elizabeth Ford, Judy Shakespeare, Fatin Elias, Susan Ayers
BACKGROUND: Perinatal anxiety and depression are widespread, with up to 20% of women affected during pregnancy and after birth. In the UK, management of perinatal mental health falls under the remit of general practitioners (GPs). We reviewed the literature on GPs' routine recognition, diagnosis and management of anxiety and depression in the perinatal period. METHOD: A systematic search of Embase, Medline, PsycInfo, Pubmed, Scopus and Web of Science was conducted...
September 22, 2016: Family Practice
Bizu Gelaye, Marta B Rondon, Ricardo Araya, Michelle A Williams
Maternal depression, a non-psychotic depressive episode of mild to major severity, is one of the major contributors of pregnancy-related morbidity and mortality. Maternal depression (antepartum or post partum) has been linked to negative health-related behaviours and adverse outcomes, including psychological and developmental disturbances in infants, children, and adolescents. Despite its enormous burden, maternal depression in low-income and middle-income countries remains under-recognised and undertreated...
October 2016: Lancet Psychiatry
I Tendais, B Figueiredo
STUDY QUESTION: Does mode of conception [spontaneous/after infertility treatment (IT)], type of pregnancy (singleton/twin) and parent gender have an effect on anxiety and depression levels and trajectories during pregnancy and the post-partum period? SUMMARY ANSWER: Conception after IT was associated with a transitory increase in anxiety during the perinatal period for parents of singletons, while for IT parents of twins higher levels of psychopathological symptoms tended to persist during pregnancy and the post-partum period...
October 2016: Human Reproduction
I Capponi, P Carquillat, Å Premberg, F Vendittelli, M-J Guittier
OBJECTIVES: For fathers, being present at a birth for the first time is not an insignificant event. Witnessing suffering can cause feelings of loneliness and powerlessness, which may be associated with postnatal problems such as depression. However, without a confirmed French-language tool concerning the experience of childbirth for fathers, we are limited in our ability to develop our understanding of their experiences and establish links between these experiences and their distress (anxiety, depression, etc...
September 2016: Gynécologie, Obstétrique & Fertilité
Farideh Vaziri, Samira Nasiri, Zohreh Tavana, Mohammad Hossein Dabbaghmanesh, Farkhondeh Sharif, Peyman Jafari
BACKGROUND: Mood disorders in pregnancy and post-partum period are common and considered as a public health issue. Researchers have studied the relationship between low serum vitamin D concentration and perinatal depression, although no clinical trial has been conducted on vitamin D's effects on depression related to childbirth. This study evaluated the effect of vitamin D3 supplementation on perinatal depression scores. METHODS: This randomized clinical trial was done in pregnant women who were under prenatal care in a teaching hospital in Shiraz, Iran...
2016: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
Karolina M Stepien, Anthony S Wierzbicki, Bwee T Poll-The, Hans R Waterham, Christian J Hendriksz
We describe the management and outcomes of pregnancy in a 27-year-old woman with infantile-onset Adult Refsum's disease (ARD). She presented in infancy but was diagnosed with ARD at the age of 10 on basis of phytanic acidaemia and later confirmed to have the phytanoyl-CoA hydroxylase ((PHYH) c.164delT, p.L55fsX12) mutation. Despite repeated plasmapheresis sessions and strict dietary surveillance for 20 years, her phytanic acid levels persistently stayed above the ideal target level of 100 μmol/L but remained below 400 μmol/L...
August 13, 2016: JIMD Reports
Brigitte B M Tebbe, Berend Terluin, Mireille N M van Poppel
OBJECTIVE: the Four-Dimensional Symptom Questionnaire (4DSQ) measures four dimensions of common psychopathology: distress, depression, anxiety and somatization. The instrument is developed and validated for general practice. A previous validation study of the 4DSQ for midwifery practice indicated that pregnant women respond differently to the items of the 4DSQ. This phenomenon is called item bias. The present study is a followup validation study in which pregnant women were followed up until one year post partum, to assess pregnancy-related item bias...
September 2016: Midwifery
Kenji Takehara, Makoto Okamura, Naomi Sugiura, Maiko Suto, Hatoko Sasaki, Rintaro Mori
INTRODUCTION: The objective of this study is to investigate the effect of the distribution of a booklet providing information to fathers during their partners' pregnancies on fathers' and mothers' postpartum mental health and quality of life (QOL), as well as on fathers' childcare participation and living situations. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: This randomised controlled trial will comprise 554 couples consisting of pregnant women due to give birth at an obstetric institution in Aichi Prefecture, Japan and their partners...
2016: BMJ Open
Shu-Chuan Weng, Jian-Pei Huang, Ya-Li Huang, Tony Szu-Hsien Lee, Yi-Hua Chen
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have stressed the importance of tobacco exposure for the mood disorders of depression and anxiety. Although a few studies have focused on perinatal women, none have specifically considered the effects of smoking and secondhand smoke exposure on perinatal suicidal ideation. Thus, this study aimed to investigate the relationships of smoking/secondhand smoke exposure status with suicidal ideation, depression, and anxiety from the first trimester to the first month post partum...
2016: BMC Public Health
S L Rogers, B A Hughes, J W Tomlinson, J Blissett
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES: Postnatal depression correlates with postpartum weight retention, and dysregulated cortisol metabolism is evident in depressed individuals. Cortisol metabolism, BMI and metabolic phenotype are robustly associated but the role of cortisol metabolism in postnatal mental health and weight loss has never been examined. DESIGN: A longitudinal observation. PATIENTS: 49 healthy women with uncomplicated pregnancy. MEASUREMENTS: BMI and urinary steroid metabolites at 1 week and 1, 3, 6 and 12 months postpartum...
July 4, 2016: Clinical Endocrinology
Hao Liu, Yang Zhang, Yutao Gao, Zhenyu Zhang
The objective of this study is to determine whether inflammatory markers (high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (Hs-CRP) and interleukin (IL)-6) early in the postpartum period contribute to the development of postpartum depression (PPD). From 4 May 2014 to 30 June 2014, all eligible women not on medication for depression giving birth at the Beijing Chao-Yang hospital were consecutively recruited and followed up for 6 months. Depression symptoms were measured with the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS), and inflammatory biomarkers (Hs-CRP and IL-6) were tested...
September 30, 2016: Psychiatry Research
Elizabeth Littlewood, Shehzad Ali, Pat Ansell, Lisa Dyson, Samantha Gascoyne, Catherine Hewitt, Ada Keding, Rachel Mann, Dean McMillan, Deborah Morgan, Kelly Swan, Bev Waterhouse, Simon Gilbody
INTRODUCTION: Perinatal depression is well recognised as a mental health condition but <50% of cases are identified by healthcare professionals in routine clinical practice. The Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) is often used to detect symptoms of postnatal depression in maternity and child services. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recommends 2 'ultra-brief' case-finding questions (the Whooley questions) to aid identification of depression during the perinatal period, but this recommendation was made in the absence of any validation studies in a perinatal population...
2016: BMJ Open
Christine Barthow, Kristin Wickens, Thorsten Stanley, Edwin A Mitchell, Robyn Maude, Peter Abels, Gordon Purdie, Rinki Murphy, Peter Stone, Janice Kang, Fiona Hood, Judy Rowden, Phillipa Barnes, Penny Fitzharris, Jeffrey Craig, Rebecca F Slykerman, Julian Crane
BACKGROUND: Worldwide there is increasing interest in the manipulation of human gut microbiota by the use of probiotic supplements to modify or prevent a range of communicable and non-communicable diseases. Probiotic interventions administered during pregnancy and breastfeeding offer a unique opportunity to influence a range of important maternal and infant outcomes. The aim of the Probiotics in Pregnancy Study (PiP Study) is to assess if supplementation by the probiotic Lactobacillus rhamnosus HN001 administered to women from early pregnancy and while breastfeeding can reduce the rates of infant eczema and atopic sensitisation at 1 year, and maternal gestational diabetes mellitus, bacterial vaginosis and Group B Streptococcal vaginal colonisation before birth, and depression and anxiety postpartum...
2016: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
Marie-Victoire Sénat, Loïc Sentilhes, Anne Battut, Dan Benhamou, Sarah Bydlowski, Anne Chantry, Xavier Deffieux, Flore Diers, Muriel Doret, Chantal Ducroux-Schouwey, Florent Fuchs, Geraldine Gascoin, Chantal Lebot, Louis Marcellin, Genevieve Plu-Bureau, Brigitte Raccah-Tebeka, Emmanuel Simon, Gérard Bréart, Loïc Marpeau
OBJECTIVE: To make evidence-based recommendations for the postpartum management of women and their newborns, regardless of the mode of delivery. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Systematic review of articles from the PubMed database and the Cochrane Library and of recommendations from the French and foreign societies or colleges of obstetricians. RESULTS: Because breast-feeding is associated with reductions in neonatal, infantile, and childhood morbidity (lower frequency of cardiovascular, infectious, and atopic diseases and infantile obesity) (LE2) and improved cognitive development in children (LE2), exclusive and extended breastfeeding is recommended (grade B) for at least 4-6 months (professional consensus)...
July 2016: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
Ha N D Le, Lisa Gold, Fiona K Mensah, Fallon Cook, Jordana K Bayer, Harriet Hiscock
AIM: We aim to describe health service (HS) use in the first 6 months post-partum and to examine the associations between service costs, infant behaviour and maternal depressive symptoms. METHODS: Participants were 781 infants and mothers in Melbourne, Australia. Mothers reported infant feeding, sleeping and crying problems, depressive symptoms and health service use. Costs were valued in 2012 Australian dollars. RESULTS: The most common services used were maternal child health nurses, general practitioners (GP) and allied health...
April 2016: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
Franca Tani, Valeria Castagna
BACKGROUND: Social relationships provide individuals with a general sense of self-worth, psychological wellbeing, as well as allowing them access to resources during stressful periods and transitions in life. Pregnancy is a time of significant life change for every woman. The aim of this study was to verify the influence of social support perceived by mothers during pregnancy on the quality of their birth experience and post-partum depression. METHOD: A longitudinal study at three different times was carried out on 179 nulliparous pregnant women...
April 28, 2016: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
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