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This systematic review references self-care as conceptualized in the BIMF and other studies.  It corroborates the findings of Barkin & Wisner in Barkin, J. L., & Wisner, K. L. (2013). The role of maternal self-care in new motherhood. Midwifery, 29(9), 1050-1055. See article:  https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0266613820301716  
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Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte are conducting a study to better understand body experiences, health behaviors, and well-being during pregnancy. Participants must be 18-44 years old, be >12 weeks’ pregnant, and must live in the United States or Canada. All participation occurs online – participants are asked to complete a series…
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My Colleague, Julianne Mazzawi, is conducting a study at the University of Massachusetts examining maternal functioning in postpartum women recovering from Opioid Use Disorder. She is actively recruiting study participants in the U.S.. The survey takes approx. 15 minutes to complete and respondents receive a $5 amazon giftcard. If you have any leads on recruitment…
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“Pregnant women who get infected are more likely to be hospitalized, admitted to an intensive care unit and put on a ventilator, the CDC said in its weekly report on Thursday.” read more: https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/25/health/coronavirus-pregnant-risks-cdc-study/index.html
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Results from a case-control study conducted in Tabriz, Iran reveal a near 30 point (significant) difference in depressed postpartum women relative to their non-depressed peers. To read more on this study:  https://www.google.com/search?source=hp&ei=SGW8XrmUM6mvggfI-ZL4CQ&q=Comparison+of+Maternal+Functioning+between+Iranian+Mothers+with+and+without+Depressive+Symptoms%3A+A+Case-Control+Study&oq=Comparison+of+Maternal+Functioning+between+Iranian+Mothers+with+and+without+Depressive+Symptoms%3A+A+Case-Control+Study&gs_lcp=CgZwc3ktYWIQA1DPCFjPCGCrDGgAcAB4AIABAIgBAJIBAJgBAKABAqABAaoBB2d3cy13aXo&sclient=psy-ab&ved=0ahUKEwi52OqD47HpAhWpl-AKHci8BJ8Q4dUDCAk&uact=5     &nbs ...
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Labor and delivery practices are being affected by COVID-19.  Article proposes some solutions: https://www.commonwealthfund.org/blog/2020/caring-moms-during-covid-19-pandemic?utm_source=alert&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Delivery%20System%20Reform
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