Postpartum Anxiety and Maternal-Infant Health Outcomes

  title={Postpartum Anxiety and Maternal-Infant Health Outcomes},
  author={Ian M. Paul and Danielle Symons Downs and Eric W. Schaefer and Jessica S. Beiler and Carol S. Weisman},
  pages={e1218 - e1224}
OBJECTIVE: Postpartum anxiety screening does not typically occur, despite changes in life roles and responsibility after childbirth. We sought to determine the prevalence of postpartum anxiety during the maternity hospitalization and its associations with maternal and child outcomes. We further aimed to compare correlates of anxiety with correlates of depression. METHODS: For a randomized controlled trial of mothers with “well” newborns ≥34 weeks’ gestation comparing 2 post–hospital discharge… 

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