Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic in Perinatal Mental Health

International collaboration among researchers interested in the psychological well-being of women and infants.

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Pregnancy and the arrival of a new baby signal a period of unparalleled change and hope for the future. The crisis brought by the COVID-19 pandemic may be an important source of distress for pregnant and postpartum women around the world.

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Purpose of this study

Our goal is to understand the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic of pregnant women and new mothers.

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Who can participate?

You are eligible if:

  • You are pregnant or a mother a child 6-month-old or younger.
  • You are 18 years of age or older.
  • You live in Albania, Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, Cyprus, France, Greece, Israel, Malta, Portugal, Spain, Turkey, or the United Kingdom.

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What is it about?

  • Initial online questionnaire (~ 20-25 min).
  • 3 shorter questionnaires (~ 5-10 min) periodically thereafter.

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Are there risks or benefits if I participate?

Participation or non-participation in this study will not entail any risk, harm or benefit. Your participation will not imply financial compensation or additional expenses. At the end of the questionnaire, a list of resources regarding maternity, mental health and COVID-19 will be made available to you.

Research Team

Emma Motrico

Universidad Loyola

Ana Mesquita



If you have any further questions or want clarification regarding this research and/or your participation, please:

Dra. Emma Motrico

This questionnaire is part of an international project for the study of impact of COVID-19 in Perinatal Mental Health (RiseupPPD-COVID-19) approved by research ethics committees. The study is coordinated by the Universidad Loyola Andalucia (Spain) and University of Minho (Portugal), and is carried out with the collaboration of perinatal mental health experts from all the participating countries.

All data is collected anonymously and is stored on protected servers to which only authorized persons have access. It can only be used for research purposes, and always only with the approval of research ethics committees.

Access, rectification or deletion of data, as well as other rights detailed in Regulation (EU) 2019/679 of the European Parliament and the Council of April 27 2016 on the protection of persons concerning the processing of personal data, as well as the transfer of said data (GDPR), can be executed through written communication to:

Kirklareli University


Ayuda a comprender mejor el impacto de la pandemia COVID-19 (coronavirus) en mujeres embarazadas y madres recientes.

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