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1/N - A key thing 2 note abt lack of #Covid19UK clarity on #EarlyYears groups/classes provisions is that *cancelling everything is damaging everyone*. Blanket cancellations of things deemed non-essential r damaging new #mums, who can no longer be spotted if struggling, further..
2/n -The logic of "everything is 100% cancelled 2 protect everyone" is, in itself, generating new vulnerabilities, new gaps, exacerbating isolation & crisis 4 new #parents desperate to see human faces. #:Lockdown is eased, but these cancellations r still continuing, meaning...
3/n ...that lasting, indelible impacts r being left on all new parents, masking struggles damagingly. Blanket cancellations, blanket decisions that 100% remote/digital is OK for 100% people is a sledgehammer approach which is damaging numerous people. Instead - we need....
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Today’s #EQUIP #Perinatalmentalhealth training @MaudsleyNHS @ORTUSevents is about smoking cessation and helping people to quit smoking delivered by our amazing colleagues @MaryYatesSLaM #smokefreenhs #QuitSMOKING @HelenGalley @DrHKhalifeh @SWMH_IoPPN @TrudiSene1
Polycyclic hydrocarbons in cigarette increases metabolism of many psychotropic medication including clozapine
Smoking increases risk of anxiety and depression.
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10-20% of pregnant women experience depression and/or anxiety during the perinatal period. (peri=around, natal=birth). #MaternalMHMatters #PerinatalMentalHealth
Maternal prenatal stress has been associated with a range of negative outcomes in the baby.. such as obstetric outcomes (e.g. preterm birth, low birth weight), emotional outcomes, behavioural outcomes and cognitive outcomes. Review: sciencedirect.com/science/articl…
The biological basis for this is still poorly understood. More research is needed in this area to help identify early markers (as well as protective factors) and to help inform early interventions to ensure the best possible outcome for the mother and the baby.
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