Hospital births and obstetricians are not the enemies of low-intervention spontaneous vaginal delivery.
Women with a diagnosed fear of childbirth are at an increased risk of postpartum depression (PPD), according to a new study in BMJ Open.
Women who take maternity leave for 6 or more months had a lower risk of developing postpartum depressive symptoms than their counterparts who return to work more quickly, according to a study published in the Journal of Health Politics, Policy, and Law.
Obstetricians often see pregnant patients with psychiatric disorders, the most common being depression. Treatment includes both nonpharmacologic and pharmacologic options. This article focuses on use of selective serotonin reputake inhibitors (SSRIs), the drugs most often used to treat depression in pregnancy.
A commentary on some of the best research in this field published in the past year
Incidence of gastroschisis among newborns appears to be on the rise, with the proportion of babies born with the rare defect almost doubling since 1995, new research shows.