Am J Obstet Gynecol MFM 2021 Apr 28;3(4):100380. Epub 2021 Apr 28.
University of California San Francisco School of Medicine, San Francisco, CA (Ms Calthorpe); California Preterm Birth Initiative (Ms Baer, Dr Chambers, Mr Oltman, and Drs Rand, Jelliffe-Pawlowski, and Pantell); Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics (Drs Chambers and Steurer, Mr Oltman, and Dr Jelliffe-Pawlowski); Department of Pediatrics (Drs Steurer, Karvonen, Rogers, and Pantell); Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences (Dr Rand), University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA; Department of Pediatrics, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA (Ms Baer); University of California San Francisco School of Nursing, San Francisco, CA (Dr Shannon).
Background: While mental health conditions such as postpartum depression are common, little is known about how mental healthcare utilization varies after term versus preterm delivery.
Objective: This study aimed to determine whether preterm birth is associated with postpartum inpatient and emergency mental healthcare utilization.
Study Design: The study sample was obtained from a database of live-born neonates delivered in California between the years of 2011 and 2017. Read More