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COVID-19 may exacerbate mental health symptoms among pregnant and postpartum women – News-Medical.Net

Though childbirth is often anticipated with optimism and enthusiasm, approximately 10 to 20 percent of pregnant individuals also experience mental health challenges…

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Though childbirth is often anticipated with optimism and enthusiasm, approximately 10 to 20 percent of pregnant individuals also experience mental health challenges during the weeks immediately before and after birth. Depression, anxiety and trauma-related disorders can all be exacerbated by increased stress related to pregnancy and postpartum experiences. But it’s unknown how the stressors of a significant health pandemic can impact these complications.
In a new study published in Psychiatry Review,…

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