Pregnancy’s impact on libido and sexual function

Sexy Mama: Keeping Your Sex Life Alive While Raising Kids by Cathy Winks and Anne Semans. New World Library, 2004.

Galazka, I. et al. “Changes in Sexual Function During Pregnancy,” Journal of Sexual Medicine (2015) 12:445.

Rados, S.N. et al. “Sexuality During Pregnancy: What Is Important for Sexual Satisfaction in Expectant Fathers?” Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy (2015) 41:282.

Risk factors for miscarriage, prematurity, and stillbirth

Dew, P.C. et al. “The Effect of Health-Compromising Behaviors on Preterm Births,” Maternal and Child Health Journal (2007) 11:227.

Ekwo, EE et al. “Coitus Late in Pregnancy: Risk of Preterm Rupture of Amniotic Sac Membranes,” American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology (1993) 168:22.

Henriet, L. and M. Kaminski. “Impact of Induced Abortions on Subsequent Pregnancy Outcome: The 1995 French National Prenatal Survey,” BJOG [formerly British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology] (2001) 108:1036.

Hernandez-Diaz, S et al. “Triggers of Spontaneous Preterm Delivery: Why Today?” Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology (2014) 28:79.

Kilpatrick, S.J. et al. “Risk Factors for Preventable Premature Rupture of Membranes or Advanced Cervical Dilation: A Case-Control Study,” American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology (2006) 194:1168.

Locksmith, G. and P. Duff. “Infection, Antibiotics, and Preterm Delivery,” Seminars in Perinatology (2001) 25:295.

Man, J. et al. “Stillbirth and Intrauterine Fetal Death: Contemporary Demographic Features of >1,000 Cases From an Urban Population,” Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology (2016) 48:591.

McGregor, J.A. et al. “Prevention of Premature Birth by Screening and Treating for Common Genital Tract Infections: Results of a Prospective Controlled Evaluation,” American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology (1995) 173:157.

Moutquin, J.M. “Socio-Economic and Psychosocial Factors in the Management and Prevention of Preterm Labor,” BJOG [formerly British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology] (2003) 110 (Suppl 20):56.

Muanda, F.T. et al. “Use of Antibiotics During Pregnancy and Risk of Spontaneous Abortion,” CMAJ [Canadian Medical Association Journal] (2017) 189:E625.

Nakhai-Pour, H.R. et al. “Use of Antidepressants During Pregnancy and Risk of Spontaneous Abortion,” CMAJ [Canadian Medical Association Journal] (2010) 182:1031.

Odendaal, H.J. et al. “Combined Effects of Cigarette Smoking and Alcohol Consumption on Perinatal Outcome,” Gynecological and Obstetrical Investigations (2009) 67:1.

Omar, NS et al. “Coitus to Expedite Onset of Labor: A Randomized Trial,” BJOG [formerly British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology] (2013) 120:338.

Petridou, E et al. “Are There Common Triggers of Preterm Deliveries?” BJOG (2001) 108:598.

Pompeii, L.A. et al. “Physical Exertion at Work and Risk of Preterm Delivery and Small-for-Gestational-Age Birth,” Obstetrics and Gynecology (2005) 106:1279.

Prunet, C. et al. “Risk Factors of Preterm Birth in France in 2011 and Changes Since 1005: Results from the French National Perinatal Surveys,” Journal of Gynecology, Obstetrics, and Human Reproduction (2017) 46:19.

Savitz, DA and P Murnane. “Behavioral Influences on Preterm Birth: A Review,” Epidemiology (2010) 21:291.

Sayle, AE et al. “Sexual Activity During Late Pregnancy and Risk of Preterm Delivery,” Obstetrics and Gynecology (2001) 97:283.

Schaffir, J. “Sexual Intercourse at Term and Onset of Labor,” Obstetrics and Gynecology (2006) 197:1`310.

Tan, P.C. et al. “Coitus and Orgasm at Term: Effect on Spontaneous Labor and Pregnancy Outcome,” Singapore Medical Journal (2009) 50:1062.

The effect of pregnant women’s marijuana use on their babies

Conner, S.N. wet al. “Maternal Marijuana Use and Adverse Neonatal Outcomes: A Systemic Review and Meta-Analysis,” Obstetrics and Gynecology (2016) 128:713.

When new parents return to sex

Byrd, J.E. et al. “Sexuality During Pregnancy and the Year Postpartum,” Journal of Family Practice (1998) 47:305

Prevalence of postpartum depression

Austin, M.P. et al. “Depressive and Anxiety Disorders in the Postpartum Period: How Prevalent Are They and Can We Improve Their Detection?” Archives of Women’s Mental Health (2010) 13:395.

Falah-Hassani, K. et al. “The Prevalence of Antenatal and Postnatal Co-Morbid Anxiety and Depression: A Meta-Analysis,” Psychology in Medicine (2017) epub ahead of print.

Patton, G.C. et al. “Prediction of Perinatal Depression from Adolescence and Before Conception (VIHCS): 20-Year Prospective Cohort Study,” Lancet (2015) 386(9996):875.

Putnam, K.T. et al. “Clinical Phenotypes of Perinatal Depression and Time of Symptom Onset: Analysis of Data from an International Consortium,” Lancet Psychiatry (2017) epub ahead of print.

Sex and single parents

Gray, P.B. et al. “Dating and Sexual Behavior Among Single Parents of Young Children in the United States,” Journal of Sex Research (2015) 52:121.