Childhood adversity and low resilience may increase odds of depression, anxiety in pregnancy
In a new Kaiser Permanente study of pregnant patients, those with a history of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) were more likely to develop a new diagnosis of depression or anxiety during pregnancy, as were those with low resilience.
Pregnant patients in deprived neighborhoods more likely to develop gestational diabetes
Pregnant patients living in a deprived neighborhood are more likely to develop gestational diabetes, and the likelihood increases the more economically and socially deprived a neighborhood is, according to new Kaiser Permanente research.
Autism-related traits more likely in children of mothers with prenatal depression
A Kaiser Permanente analysis of parents and their children in communities across the country finds a greater likelihood of autism-related traits in children of mothers who experienced depression while they were pregnant.
Similar outcomes for pregnant patients who received prenatal care in-person or in a combination of telehealth and in-person visits
Pregnant patients who received some of their prenatal care during the COVID-19 pandemic in a combination of virtual and in-office visits had similar health outcomes as those who were seen mostly in person before the pandemic.
Children’s pandemic screen time rose nearly 2 hours per day
Children increased their screen time by nearly 2 hours per day after the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, and an hour of that increase persisted even after some restrictions had eased, according to a new analysis in JAMA Network Open by Kaiser Permanente researchers.
Study finds little evidence of link between autistic traits and PFAS environmental chemicals
A Kaiser Permanente analysis of prenatal exposure to the persistent environmental chemicals known as PFAS found suggestive evidence of an association with autism-related traits in children for just 1 of 8 PFAS chemicals studied.