Mood instability, depression, and anxiety in pregnancy and a
Antenatal women experience an increased level of mood and anxiety symptoms, which have negative effects on mothers’ mental and physical health as well as the health of their newborns.

A prospective cohort of women participated in this study at early pregnancy and late pregnancy. The Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) was used to assess antenatal depressive symptoms, anxiety was measured by the EPDS anxiety subscale, and mood instability was measured by a visual analog scale with five questions.

Mood instability, depression, and anxiety were unrelated to adverse neonatal outcomes. Only primiparous status was associated with small for gestational age after Bonferroni correction.

Researchers report no associations between antenatal mood symptoms including MI, depression, and anxiety, and neonatal outcomes.

BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth