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In Brief: Mom’s Social Network Benefits Baby’s Development

Women with postpartum depression often complain of social isolation, and multiple studies have documented that having inadequate social supports is a risk factor for postpartum depression.  A recent study suggests that increasing a mother’s social network may not only benefit the mother but it may also have benefits for her baby. In a recent study,… Read More »

In Brief: Mindfulness for Menopausal Symptoms

A growing number of studies have shown that mindfulness may be an important tool for managing a spectrum of symptoms, including depression and anxiety during pregnancy.  A new research study presented at the North American Menopause Society (NAMS) 2018 Annual Meeting in October suggests that mindfulness may also help to relieve menopausal symptoms. This cross-sectional… Read More »

In Brief: Women Veterans, Sexual Assault, and Infertility

According to a cross-sectional study (reviewed in Medscape) carried out in women veterans, victims of sexual assault are more likely to be infertile.  Rates of sexual assault in this population were high, with 60% of the infertile women and 45% of the fertile women reporting histories of sexual assault.   Researchers theorize that sexual assault… Read More »