Are you currently pregnant? Keep reading! Probiotics may help with prenatal and postnatal mood, and you’re invited to help find out
In May this year, UNICEF estimated that 116 million women would give birth in the nine months since COVID-19 was recognised. Pregnant women, in particular, are especially vulnerable to mental health problems during this time.
A survey of 7,500 pregnant and postpartum women, over 10 days, across 68 countries conducted by the International Registry of Coronavirus Exposure in Pregnancy (IRCEP) showed that a staggering 70% of women reported clinically significant depression or anxiety, and over 40% screened positive for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
In an effort to find effective ways to improve maternal mental wellness, A*STAR Singapore Institute for Clinical Sciences (SICS) together with Nestlé are running a study to investigate the role of probiotics in pregnancy and how they can help put mothers-to-be in a better mood.
If you are pregnant and interested to participate in this study, find out more here!
By being part of this study, you can make a difference to your mental health and the mental well-being of fellow mothers-to-be!
Register your interest to take part in the PROMOTE Study below!
Or contact Tel: (+65) 6407 0364, [email protected] for more details.