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Health-related quality of life among Ethiopian pregnant women during COVID-19 pandemic

Several studies revealed that the COVID-19 pandemic has increased stress, anxiety and symptoms of depression. Additionally, previous studies have shown that social support during pregnancy has a positive impact on the mental health of women in general. Since the changes during the pandemic have also caused social distancing, this may have created a negative effect on pregnant women’s well-being. The study by Dule et al. investigated the health-related quality of life of pregnant women…
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Pre-pregnancy overweight as a risk factor for postpartum depression

Postpartum depression (PPD) affects 10 to 15% of women after giving birth worldwide. PPD is a depressive disorder characterised by fear of failure, emotional ambivalence, and major depressive symptoms which can ultimately impact maternal caregiving and lead to a disturbed mother-to-infant relationship. This in turn can influence the newborn’s long-term development. Thus, identification of underlying risk factors is important. The aetiology of PPD is still not completely understood. Therefore, several studies endeavoured to shed…
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Generational effects of COVID-19: Elevated anxiety during pregnancy has negative impact on infants

A self-report questionnaire in pregnant women in Alberta reveals that stress resulting from specific concerns about COVID-19 exceeds expected levels and is higher than that experienced by other groups of people. Social support and physical activity appeared as potential protective factors. The global COVID-19 pandemic has provided a platform to study the impact of severe disease outbreak and subsequent quarantine on mental health issues. Since these issues are heightened in…
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