Adverse effect of hight migration stress on mental health during pregnancy: a case report

Lecompte, V.; Richard-Fortier, Z.; Rousseau, C. (2017)

Archives of Women's Mental Health

20(1) | 233 p.

Despite empirical evidence on the numerous consequences associated with high migration stress and mental health problems during pregnancy, a psychosocial stress assessment is rarely done, leaving it largely unaddressed. This case illustration sheds light on the common multiple risk factors related to migration stress that have to be taken into consideration when addressing perinatal mental health, and highlights the importance of obstetric appointments as a unique opportunity to assess psychosocial stress and mobilize interdisciplinary interventions.