Postpartum period

The First 1,000 Days: A Window of Opportunity for a Brighter Future for Children

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Friday, September 23, 2022

WASHINGTON, Sept. 23, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The infant and maternal mortality rates in the US are among the highest of any wealthy country, with glaring racial and ethnic disparities. There is significant room to develop a unifying plan for the right policies and systems to improve nutritional security and well-being for vulnerable families. As part of a special series, sponsored by 1,000 Days of FHI Solutions, that will appear in American Journal of Public Health (AJPH) on October 26, 2022. The full series will present the state of science, research needs, and a policy agenda for optimal maternal and child nutrition in the US.

Key Points: 
  • There is significant room to develop a unifying plan for the right policies and systems to improve nutritional security and well-being for vulnerable families.
  • As part of a special series, sponsored by 1,000 Days of FHI Solutions, that will appear in American Journal of Public Health (AJPH) on October 26, 2022.
  • The full series will present the state of science, research needs, and a policy agenda for optimal maternal and child nutrition in the US.
  • Thus, this journal series brings together papers on these topics during pregnancy, birth, the postpartum period, and early childhood for the US population.

Leading Online Prenatal Brand, Ritual, Expands First Time to Shelves with Whole Foods Market as Exclusive Retailer

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Wednesday, September 21, 2022

CULVER CITY, Calif., Sept. 21, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Ritual, the personal health brand bringing a new level of transparency to the health and wellness industry, today announced Whole Foods Market as exclusive retailer, marking the brand's first expansion beyond its direct-to-consumer business. Since launching in 2016, Ritual has had more than one million customers, surpassed nine figures in revenue and become one of the leaders in the supplement industry known for its commitment to traceability, openly sharing the science and sourcing behind its products.

Key Points: 
  • "We're on a mission to build the most trusted brand for everyday health, and I can't think of a retailer that has garnered more trust than Whole Foods Market," said Katerina Schneider, Founder and CEO of Ritual.
  • "We're incredibly excited to launch Ritual within Whole Foods Market stores!
  • Ritual has developed a very successful online business, and we're thrilled to be their first retail partner within brick and mortar.
  • Ritual will be available nationally in select Whole Foods Market stores.

Lipocine Announces Favorable Regulatory Pathway on Oral LPCN 1154 for Post-Partum Depression (PPD)

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Thursday, September 15, 2022

LPCN 1154 is an oral neuroactive steroid being developed for the treatment of PPD.

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  • LPCN 1154 is an oral neuroactive steroid being developed for the treatment of PPD.
  • Lipocine has demonstrated that the brexanolone exposure of LPCN 1154 is similar to the levels observed in third trimester pregnant women samples.
  • Lipocine's product candidate pipeline includes: LPCN 1148, LPCN 1154, LPCN 2101, LPCN 1107, LPCN 1144, and LPCN 1111.
  • Lipocine clinical development candidates include: LPCN 1154, oral brexanolone, for the potential treatment of postpartum depression, LPCN 1148, an oral prodrug of bioidentical testosterone targeted for the management of symptoms associated with liver cirrhosis, and LPCN 2101 for the potential treatment of epilepsy.

Journal of Psychoactive Drugs Publishes Peer Reviewed Ketamine Research Foundation Study on the Duration of the Presence of Ketamine in Breast Milk

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Monday, August 8, 2022

The research provides the first quantification of Ketamine and its major metabolites in human breast milk.

Key Points: 
  • The research provides the first quantification of Ketamine and its major metabolites in human breast milk.
  • The Ketamine Research Foundation believes this study will help open the door for further explorations of ketamine in the treatment of emotional disorders of the postpartum period, said Dr. Philip Wolfson, CEO of The Ketamine Research Foundation and a widely recognized leader in the development of Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy.
  • The Ketamine Research Foundation is in the process of developing its protocol for postpartum depression and expects to launch it in the fall of 2022.
  • The Ketamine Research Foundation stands at the apex of Ketamine research and ketamine psychotherapy.

Structural Racism and Pandemic Stressors Associated with Postpartum Depression and Anxiety Among Black Individuals

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Wednesday, April 13, 2022

PHILADELPHIA, April 13, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The combined effects of systemic and interpersonal racism layered on top of negative experiences within the COVID-19 pandemic were associated with depression and anxiety among Black people in the postpartum period, according to a new study by researchers in The Intergenerational Exposome Program (IGNITE) of Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. The findings were published today in JAMA Psychiatry.

Key Points: 
  • The researchers sought to examine how the joint effects of structural and interpersonal racism, two endemic conditions, and the COVID-19 pandemic, an epidemic condition, contributed to postpartum mental health outcomes in Black individuals before and after birth.
  • The researchers looked at data from a total of 151 Black patients to understand the impacts of multiple forms of racism on their postpartum mental health.
  • Participants answered a series of questions about their COVID-19 pandemic experiences, interpersonal racism, and mental health status.
  • In their analysis, the researchers found that worse experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic, reports of interpersonal racism, and living in an area of greater historical redlining were all uniquely associated with postpartum depression.

Cayaba Care Launches with $3.2 Million in Financing to Enable a Community-Based Maternity Platform for Underserved Women

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Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Cayaba Cares technology-enabled, community-based care model addresses current gaps in maternity care for women experiencing social and health inequities.

Key Points: 
  • Cayaba Cares technology-enabled, community-based care model addresses current gaps in maternity care for women experiencing social and health inequities.
  • By utilizing technology, Cayaba Care can improve access for patients, identify timely interventions, and improve overall health outcomes.
  • Cayaba Care was founded to improve outcomes in communities by reimagining how maternity and pediatric care is delivered.
  • Cayaba Care provides care coordination, benefit sign-up, routine maternity care in the prenatal and postpartum period, mental health/counseling, breastfeeding support, and patient education.

Mental Health Leaders and Celebrities Gather to Advocate for Black Maternal Mental Health

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Thursday, July 15, 2021

HOUSTON, July 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Across the country from July 19-25, mental health leaders, government officials, and non-profit organizations are gathering virtually and in-person for the Shades of Blue Project'sBlack Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week with one common mission: to uplift and empower more black birthing people with the mental health resources they need to thrive.

Key Points: 
  • HOUSTON, July 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Across the country from July 19-25, mental health leaders, government officials, and non-profit organizations are gathering virtually and in-person for the Shades of Blue Project'sBlack Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week with one common mission: to uplift and empower more black birthing people with the mental health resources they need to thrive.
  • Highlights of the week's festivities include t the Grand Opening of The Shades of Blue Project's Maternal and Mental Health Resource Center in Houston, The State of Black Maternal Mental Health Roundtable, the INSPIRE Community Brunch, and the INSPIRE Postpartum Depression Awareness Walk.
  • "Black Maternal Mental Health Week was created to help push awareness during Minority Mental Awareness Month and enact action around Black maternal mental health complications affecting Black birthing people during and after childbirth," said Kay Matthews, Executive Director of The Shades of Blue Project.
  • "This year's campaign is issuing a Call-to-Action to commit to incorporating black maternal mental health in all areas of maternal health practices, thus changing the current way maternal mental health goes untreated among black birthing people.

Lansinoh Announces Launch of New Birth Prep & Recovery Product Line

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Wednesday, July 7, 2021

ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 7, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Lansinoh , a global leader in breastfeeding solutions and support for over 35 years, has announced the launch of its new Birth Prep & Recovery product line, designed to support new mothers through the postpartum period.

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  • ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 7, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Lansinoh , a global leader in breastfeeding solutions and support for over 35 years, has announced the launch of its new Birth Prep & Recovery product line, designed to support new mothers through the postpartum period.
  • Motivated by this lack of support for new mothers, Lansinoh's new line includes products to help moms prepare for giving birth and to help with their post-birth recovery.
  • The five items featured in Lansinoh's new line include:
    Pre-Birth Organic Massage Oil helps pregnant women prep for the big day by conditioning skin before perineal massage.
  • "Our new Birth Prep & Recovery products are simple, safe, and backed by research and guidance from experts," said Katie Bourdillon, PhD, of Lansinoh's new product development team.

Fourth Phase + Birth Halo Launch Maternal Wellness Campaign, #ADDFOURTHTRIMESTER, To All Dictionaries On Change.org

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Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Nana Eyeson-Akiwowo and Marcia Cole, co-founders of social impact maternal wellness company, Fourth Phase, along with Sami Amundsen, and Kristen Wade, co-founders of Birth Halo, a one-stop-shop for evidence-based postpartum services, want to change that.

Key Points: 
  • Nana Eyeson-Akiwowo and Marcia Cole, co-founders of social impact maternal wellness company, Fourth Phase, along with Sami Amundsen, and Kristen Wade, co-founders of Birth Halo, a one-stop-shop for evidence-based postpartum services, want to change that.
  • The research done by both Birth Halo and Fourth Phase highlights the maternal health gap that exists in America.
  • Over the past year, both Fourth Phase and Birth Halo conducted surveys and focus groups with over 250 new moms, Doulas and Midwives.
  • Sign the petition on Change.org, share with family and friends and help validate the after birth experience of every mother.

Postpartum Depression Epidemiology Forecast Report 2021-2030 - ResearchAndMarkets.com

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Tuesday, July 6, 2021

The "Postpartum Depression - Epidemiology Forecast to 2030" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.

Key Points: 
  • The "Postpartum Depression - Epidemiology Forecast to 2030" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.
  • This 'Postpartum Depression (PPD) - Epidemiology Forecast-2030' report delivers an in-depth understanding of the disease, historical and forecasted Postpartum Depression (PPD) epidemiology in the United States, EU5 (Germany, Spain, Italy, France, and United Kingdom) and Japan.
  • The disease epidemiology covered in the report provides historical as well as forecasted epidemiology segmented by Total Diagnosed Prevalent Population of Maternal Postpartum Depression and Type-specific Diagnosed Prevalence of Postpartum Depression scenario of Postpartum Depression (PPD) in the 7MM covering the United States, EU5 countries (Germany, France, Italy, Spain, and United Kingdom) and Japan from 2018 to 2030.
  • Out of the above-mentioned countries, which country would have the highest prevalent population of Postpartum Depression (PPD) during the forecast period (2021-2030)?