Tag Archives: Pregnancy

Pregnancy stress during the pandemic? 3 things expectant mums need to know

Pregnancy stress during the pandemic? Midwife Marie Louise offers her advice on how to stay calm in the lead up to labour, despite the current crisis Expectant mums have enough to feel anxious about, without Covid-19 getting them down too. Navigating and adapting to a rapidly changing situation while trying to maintain a relaxed and… Read More »

Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation for Depression during Pregnancy Shows Promising Results

While depression is relatively common in pregnancy and we have data to support the reproductive safety of many different antidepressants, many women are reluctant to use antidepressant medications during pregnancy. Because untreated depression in the mother has been associated with worse pregnancy outcomes and may have long term effects on the child, there is a… Read More »

New (But Still Not Enough) Data on Modafinil and Pregnancy

Modafinil (brand name Provigil) is a wake-promoting agent which is used to treat sleepiness due to narcolepsy, shift work sleep disorder, or obstructive sleep apnea.  It is also used in other settings, often in combination with other medications, to treat ADHD symptoms, depressive symptoms, and cognitive dysfunction.   In 2018, an interim report from a registry… Read More »

Mitigating psychiatric disorder relapse in pregnancy during pandemic

Dr. Lee S. Cohen, Director of the Ammon-Pinizzotto Center for Women’s Mental Health at Massachusetts General Hospital, recently shared his insights on mitigating psychiatric relapse during pregnancy amidst the COVID-19 pandemic with Ob.Gyn News on August 28th, 2020 In a previous column, I addressed some of the issues that quickly arose in the context of the… Read More »