Screening tool may help diagnose mental disorders in early pregnancy

A recent study published in Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica found that questions typically asked to new mothers to screen for depression after giving birth can also help to detect depressive symptoms and other mental disorders during early pregnancy. The questions are part of what’s called the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale. In the study of […]

Pregnancy outcomes among women with, without SARS-CoV-2 infection

What The Study Did: A large, single-institution observational study suggests SARS-CoV-2 infection during pregnancy wasn’t associated with adverse pregnancy outcomes. Authors: Emily H. Adhikari, M.D., of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, is the corresponding author. To access the embargoed study: Visit our For The Media website at this link (doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2020.29256) Editor’s Note: Please […]

Study reveals how retinoic acid regulates brood pouch formation and pregnancy of male seahorses

Regulatory role of retinoic acid in the brood pouch formation and pregnancy of male seahorses. Credit: SCSIO Seahorses have the unique characteristic of male pregnancy, which includes the carrying of many embryos in a brood pouch that incubates and nourishes the embryos, similar to the mammalian placenta. However, the regulatory networks underlying brood pouch formation […]