Pregnancy and Depression in the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Pregnant people can be depressed, and the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in more depression during pregnancy than ever before.

“Between the virus and its economic fallout, the pandemic has added new risks to pregnancy in America: physical dangers, but also intense psychological strain in a nation whose maternal outcomes already lag well behind other developed countries. The full picture is only beginning to emerge, but experts warn it could amplify already-stark maternal health disparities.”