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1 in 3 Had Postpartum Depression During Early Covid

One in three mothers experienced postpartum depression during the early stages of the Covid pandemic and one in five screened positive for major depressive symptoms.

Editor-in-chief’s message | April 2021

Because information about Covid-19 continues to evolve, we find ourselves as healthcare providers regularly needing to digest new evidence regarding transmission, variants, vaccinations, and preventive measures.

Update on perinatal anxiety disorders: Assessment and management

Routine assessment for perinatal anxiety disorders, using established diagnostic criteria and standardized tools, can facilitate early diagnosis, guide management, and optimize outcomes for pregnant...

National Breastfeeding Month 2020

On August 6, 2011, the USBC officially declared that August is National Breastfeeding Month. The 2020 National Breastfeeding Month theme is Many Voices United. Now, more than ever,...

COVID-19 pregnancy and breastfeeding: What NPs need to know

NPWH is monitoring CDC recommendations regarding coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) prevention and control. We especially encourage nurse practitioners and other healthcare providers who provide...

Marijuana Use during Pregnancy and Lactation

The National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health (NPWH) advocates for a nonjudgmental and evidence-based approach to screening and counseling women concerning marijuana...