Improved detection and treatment of perinatal depression can contribute to reduction in maternal mortality

New research from Ethiopia suggests that improved detection and treatment of antenatal depression has the potential to increase planned institutional delivery and reduce perinatal complications.

Thus contributing to a reduction in maternal morbidity and mortality as well as improved neonatal health.

Uptake of delivery and postnatal care remains low in Low and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs), where 99% of global maternal deaths take place. However, the potential impact of antenatal depression on the use of institutional delivery and postnatal care has seldom been examined. This study aimed to examine whether antenatal depressive symptoms are associated with the use of maternal health care services.

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Posted on July 12, 2017, in Maternal Mental Health, Mental Health, Parental Mental Health and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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