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Comprehensive antenatal to postpartum care of patient with bipolar disorder: a case report

Authors
  • Jain, Shreyance
  • Singhai, Kartik
  • Pareek, Vrinda
  • Nebhinani, Naresh
Type
Published Article
Journal
Case Reports in Perinatal Medicine
Publisher
De Gruyter
Publication Date
Sep 28, 2019
Volume
8
Issue
2
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1515/crpm-2018-0057
Source
De Gruyter
Keywords
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Abstract

Background The management of women with bipolar disorder during the pregnancy period is a challenging task, as such patients are at a higher risk of relapse during the pregnancy and the early postpartum period. No approach is without risk and clinicians are faced with difficult choices at every turn. Case presentation We present a case of a female with bipolar disorder, who presented with mania during the second trimester and we faced several challenges in her treatment during pregnancy, post-partum and the subsequent follow-up period. Conclusion For a favourable outcome to both mother and child, prenatal care providers can have individualised discussions regarding mental health issues in addition to neonatal risks from bipolar disorder and/or medications side effects and facilitating liaisons with health professionals to manage the complications and associated risks.

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