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The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the mental health of pregnant women

Knowledge Snacks Annemeike Tan

Also hunger for knowledge? Fancy a snack? Watch this knowledge clip about the research of Tilburg University researcher Myrthe Boekhorst, in which she talks about her research on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the mental health of pregnant women.

The lockdown to cope with the COVID-19-pandemic (C19-P) has major impact on psycho-social functioning of everyone in the country, especially on pregnant women because the worries for the unborn child. We set-up focus groups interviews with pregnant women (and partners), resulting in a C19-pandemic-perinatal questionnaire (C19-PPQ). The current study is an extension of the Brabant Study (BS) in which mental health is repeatedly assessed in 4000 pregnant women from 12 weeks gestation to 10 weeks postpartum. Myrthe Boekhorst (Medical and Clinical Psychology) is affiliated with Tilburg School of Sociology and Behavioral Sciences.

This knowledge clip is part of  #newcommon - a series on research on the corona crisis

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