A new international survey launched to assess the impact of COVID-19 on pregnant women and new mothers
The survey “Moms during COVID” aims to understand the impact of the pandemic on the mental health of pregnant women and new mothers.
Twenty per cent of expecting and new mothers experience a wide range of mental health conditions. It is, however, unclear what the positive and negative impacts of the pandemic are on these women. The international study will be run in 11 countries as part of an international project RiiseupPPD-COVID19 that look at the impact of COVID-19 in Perinatal Mental Health. The UK part of the study is led by Dr Claire Wilson from the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) at King’s College London. Women over the age of 18 who are pregnant or the mother of a child 6 months old or younger can participate.