Maternal mental health: How a village hotline in Bihar, India became a lifeline for expectant mothers.

Via Peters

But, in April this year, a phone call from a familiar voice forced Jha to break from her busy routine.  ”Please come over, I need to talk,” the caller requested. ”It has to be you.”     On the line was Mamta Kumari, whom Jha had helped to climb out of a dark depression during her first full-term pregnancy in 2018. Jha made a mental […]

Filling NC’s maternal health care desert

Via Peters

By Clarissa Donnelly-DeRoven Eight women — three OB-GYNs, three nurse midwives, one gynecologist and one nurse practitioner — comprise the maternity unit at Mission Hospital McDowell. In the 18-county region that makes up western North Carolina, the McDowell County facility is one of just eight hospitals where someone can deliver […]

How has COVID-19 affected maternal mental health?

Via Peters

The ongoing pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has caused severe disruption of social and economic interactions, affecting health services and other important aspects of human life. Until the onset of the Omicron (B.1.1.529) wave, COVID-19 had already had a staggering impact on the world, with over 40% of the […]

Parental stress is a contributing factor linking maternal depression to child anxiety and depressive symptoms — ScienceDaily

Via Peters

A secondary analysis of the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study (Fragile Families) found a bi-directional relationship where a mother’s mental health symptoms impacted the child’s mental health symptoms and vice versa, according to researchers with Cizik School of Nursing at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston […]