Monday, August 15, 2005

Stupid studies

Stillbirth as risk factor for depression and anxiety in the subsequent pregnancy: a cohort study.

I've really got to figure out how to get money to do one of these studies. I mean seriously! Use your common sense people!

Oh...but it's even better...there is actually debate...

Stillbirth as risk factor for depression and anxiety in subsequent pregnancy - Letter to the Editor

My favorite quote...
Depression after stillbirth may simply reflect normal process of grieving

Again, I gotta say...ya think?!?!

My OB (the one I'm not too happy with) never offered me any sort of counseling after Alex died. The hospital where he was delivered never offered me any sort of counseling either. The perinatologist said, "If you walked out here on the street and got hit by a bus, we wouldn't just pick you up, brush you off, and send you on your way. You have been hit by the emotional equivalent of a bus. You should at least be offered some services to help you cope." So off I go, providers name in hand. Guess what? Not covered by insurance.

So what is the source of depression and anxiety here? geez, people, do the math!


Jill said...

Genius is an inspiration, ain't it?

Lorem ipsum said...

I think it's one of those cases where they already have the conclusion in hand and then make a study around it. I can't see them saying, 'Hey! Guess what? Stillbirth leads to increased self-confidence and increased seratonin levels!'

NervousKitty said...

I saw that study too (I think it was referenced in Trying Again) and had the same reaction. Depression? Imagine that!

The way I see it is, I'm depressed now, and if I have another baby and still have some least I also have a baby. You know?

Julie said...

Oh God and these people get PAID for this crap. You know, why don't they send some of that funding to stillbirth research instead of blowing it trying to analyse the obvious??

buffi said...

Studies like that are almost offensive. I agree with what Julie said. That money could go to so many better uses.

Many "mental health" facilities will offer counseling on a sliding scale fee. I would try and fight your insurance for coverage, tho. How angry you must feel about that!