International Case Reports Journal | Volume 1, Issue 3 | Review | Open Access

COVID -19 and Mental Issues in Pregnancy and Postpartum

Brinderjeet Kaur*

Consultant, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Santokba Durlabhji Memorial Hospital and Research Center, Jaipur, India

*Correspondence to: Brinderjeet Kaur 

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Abstract

The medical science is yet to get over the current COVID-19 pandemic in terms of understanding pathogenesis, diagnostics and treatment options. We currently hope for flattening of the infection trajectory and long term complication especially on mental health in current scenario is a forlorn hope. There is a fundamental need to integrate screening for anxiety and depression in existing antenatal programs to provide proper support to pregnant women in the developing nations. It calls for emphasis on screening, counseling services to pregnant mother to deal with secondary mental health challenges related with COVID-19. The short communication is an endeavor to sensitize readers with mental health issues related to pregnancy and post partum period in COVID-19 pandemic.

Keywords:

Pregnancy; COVID-19; Mental health

Citation:

Brinderjeet Kaur (2021) COVID -19 and Mental Issues in Pregnancy and Postpartum. Int Case Rep Jour 1(3):1-4.