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Of the 148 studies available, 9 studies with 4442 patients were included in the analysis. The use of labor analgesia on positive depression screen compared to control revealed no significant effect, OR (95% CI) of 1.02 (0.62 to 1.66, P?=?0.94). Based on current literature, the use of epidural analgesia for pain relief during labor doesn’t appear to affect the likelihood of postpartum depression.
Toffol E, Lahti-Pulkkinen M, Lahti J, Lipsanen J, Heinonen K, Pesonen AK, Hämäläinen E, Kajantie E, Laivuori H, Villa PM, Räikkönen K. Sleep Med. 2019 Apr;56:201-210.
Children of mothers with clinically significant symptomatology throughout pregnancy had shorter mother-rated sleep duration, longer sleep latency, higher odds for waking up two or more times during the night and for total and several specific sleep disorders.
Wilson CA, Seed P, Flynn A, Howard LM, Molyneaux E, Sigurdardottir J, Poston L. Matern Child Health J. 2020 Apr 30.
Increased glycaemic load was associated with small increases in levels of depressive symptoms across the perinatal period. There was no evidence for an association between reduced physical activity and increased saturated fat intake and increased levels of depressive symptoms.
Zhang W, Liu H, Silenzio VMB, Qiu P, Gong W. JMIR Med Inform. 2020 Apr 30;8(4):e15516. Free Article
The study compared four different machine learning models using data during pregnancy to predict PPD and explored which factors in the model were the most important for the prediction of PPD.
Leahy-Warren P, Coleman C, Bradley R, Mulcahy H. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2020 Apr 29;20(1):260. Free Article
In women with premature infants admitted to the NICU, the prevalence of postpartum depression was 37.9% (95% CI: 29.8 to 46.4%). History of depression, older age (30-35), and lower levels of social supports were associated with more severe depressive symptoms.
Che K, Mao N, Li Y, Liu M, Ma H, Bai W, Xu X, Dong J, Li Y, Shi Y, Xie H. Front Psychol. 2020 Apr 8;11:656. Free Article
In women with postpartum depression, spontaneous neural activity was significantly increased mainly in the left middle frontal gyrus, left precuneus, left inferior parietal lobule, and left dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC) and decreased mainly in the bilateral precentral gyrus and right inferior occipital gyrus compared to non-depressed healthy controls.