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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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In a study of 530 healthy new mothers in Iran, an average BIMF score of 97.4 was observed (obtainable range 0-120).  The assessments were completed within the first four months after childbirth.  The inclusion criteria were: having had only one child, having been pregnant with only one child, a normal pregnancy and labor, self‐reported physical…
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“This book has been inspired by the clinical practice of authors involved in its creation. It concerns perinatal depression starting from its genetic background, describing clinical features of this disorder, taking into consideration the impact of perinatal depression on child development during first years of life. We know that an altered gestational uterine environment due…
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A study of 530 healthy, Iranian women with infants between the ages of 6-10 weeks postpartum were studied in order to validate the Barkin Index of Maternal Functioning (BIMF) and assess levels of postpartum functioning.  Results from this investigation, lead by Dr(s) Mojgan Mirghafourvand and Solmaz Ghanbari-Homayi (and others), indicate that the BIMF is both…
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