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What is the Risk for Relapse After Stopping Antidepressants During Pregnancy?

For women taking antidepressants, how do we decide whether or not they should maintain their medication during pregnancy? Based on our previous research and clinical experiences, we know that many women who discontinue antidepressant therapy will relapse during pregnancy.  Our decision is typically guided by the severity of the woman’s illness.  If she has had… Read More »

New Research from the CWMH: Impact of Obesity on Pregnancy Outcomes in Women with Psychiatric Illness

Individuals with psychiatric disorders are at higher risk for obesity than the general population, as well as for medical comorbidity, such as diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and cardiovascular disease.  Because obesity is associated with an increased risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes, we examined the effect of obesity on neonatal and maternal outcomes in a group of… Read More »

Babies ‘face birth defect risk if their mothers take penicillin alternatives during pregnancy’

Babies face a higher risk of birth defects if their mothers take penicillin alternatives during pregnancy, study warns Researchers said they were concerned about the safety of macrolide antibiotics These are penicillin alternatives used to treat skin, lung and genital infections Around three per cent of pregnant woman are given the drugs, they found But… Read More »

Internet-Delivered CBT for Depression During Pregnancy

Despite increasing attention to the mental health of expecting and new mothers, we do not have adequate numbers of health care providers with expertise in the treatment of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, and there continues to be many barriers to treatment.  Using innovative strategies to deliver care to women during pregnancy and the postpartum… Read More »

Vaccines for women: Before conception, during pregnancy, and after a birth

The rise of vaccine-preventable illnesses, such as measles and hepatitis, in the United States and around the globe has been alarming in recent years. For women — especially those hoping to become pregnant, as well as women who are pregnant or have recently had a baby — vaccines can be a worrisome topic. There are… Read More »

Poor Sleep Quality During Pregnancy Increases Risk for Perinatal Depression

All women are at risk for depression during pregnancy and the postpartum period, and there is growing evidence to suggest that poor sleep during pregnancy and the postpartum period may be a risk factor for the development of perinatal depression. Undoubtedly the interplay between sleep and depressive symptoms is quite complex. Does sleep disruption cause… Read More »