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Maternal and Neonatal Wellbeing: Impact of Maternal Mental Health

Editor:
Jonathan Slaughter, Nationwide Children's Hospital/The Ohio State University, USA


Submission Status: Open   |   Submission Deadline: 30 April 2024


Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology is calling for submissions to our collection on Maternal and Neonatal Wellbeing: Impact of Maternal Mental Health. This special issue celebrates maternal mental health awareness week and will accept manuscripts addressing clinical manifestations; maternal feelings and emotions during pregnancy and after childbirth; awareness needed for social support in this period; disparities in maternal mental health and impacts on diverse groups; associations between impaired maternal mental health and child health outcomes.

This Collection supports and amplifies research related to SDG 3.

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About the collection

Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology is calling for submissions to our collection on Maternal and Neonatal Wellbeing: Impact of Maternal Mental Health. Emotional and social support during pregnancy and after childbirth are of considerable importance in a woman’s life. Poor maternal health not only affects maternal wellbeing but child health and development as well. Awareness and support are crucial for maintaining maternal mental health during these life periods. This special issue celebrates maternal mental health awareness week and will accept manuscripts addressing clinical manifestations; maternal feelings and emotions during pregnancy and after childbirth; awareness needed for social support in this period; disparities in maternal mental health and impacts on diverse groups; associations between impaired maternal mental health and child health outcomes.

  1. Perinatal mental health, such as postpartum depression, is an important issue that can threaten the lives of women and children. It is essential to understand the risk factors in advance and intervene before t...

    Authors: Tomomi Shiga, Tatsuro Furui and Ken-ichirou Morishige
    Citation: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2024 10:6
  2. First-time motherhood is characterized by high psychosocial distress, which untreated, has serious consequences. Informal social support provided by specially trained mentors may be protective against postpart...

    Authors: Malgorzata Gasperowicz and Karen M. Benzies
    Citation: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2024 10:4
  3. Our aim was to examine the effects of an early perinatal prevention program offered to mothers and families suffering from significant psychosocial burden.

    Authors: Christine Klapp, Silvia Fisch, Theresa Keller, Ulrike Stasun, Nurina Nazmy, Cynthia Hohmann, Larry Hinkson, Wolfgang Henrich, Karl E. Bergmann, Renate L. Bergmann and Thomas Keil
    Citation: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2019 5:14
  4. Studies using data from Western countries have raised concerns that treating pregnant women with antidepressants may increase the risk of autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) in their offspring. However, to date, ...

    Authors: Madoka Yamamoto-Sasaki, Satomi Yoshida, Masato Takeuchi, Sachiko Tanaka-Mizuno, Yusuke Ogawa, Toshiaki A. Furukawa and Koji Kawakami
    Citation: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2019 5:1
  5. In sub Saharan Africa little progress has been made towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals. Lack of achievement of MDGs is reflected in only minor changes in maternal mortality and child health – t...

    Authors: Tomas Benti Tefera, Asfaw Negero Erena, Kemal Ahmed Kuti and Mohammedawel Abduku Hussen
    Citation: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2015 1:12

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This Collection welcomes submission of Research Articles, Review Articles, Case Reports, Study Protocols, and Database Articles. Before submitting your manuscript, please ensure you have read our submission guidelines. Articles for this Collection should be submitted via our submission system, Snapp. During the submission process you will be asked whether you are submitting to a Collection, please select "Maternal and Neonatal Wellbeing: Impact of Maternal Mental Health" from the dropdown menu.

Articles will undergo the journal’s standard peer-review process and are subject to all of the journal’s standard policies, including those pertaining to Collections. Articles will be added to the Collection as they are published.

The Editor has no competing interests with the submissions which he handles through the peer review process. The peer review of any submissions for which the Editor have competing interests is handled by another Editorial Board Member who has no competing interests.