Last updated on March 2020

CODEPAD (Collaborative Outcomes of DEpression and Pain Associated With Delivery)

Brief description of study

Postnatal depression affects about 10-15% of women after childbirth. Approximately 3-5% of women experience a moderate-to-severe depression that requires medical attention. This study aims to investigate the implication of pain relief choice in reducing the postnatal depression of women who deliver their babies.

Detailed Study Description

If the patients have not decided on which pain relief method to be used, and would like to take part in this study, they will be assigned to either epidural or non-epidural pain relief for labour based on the study randomization result. Blood samples will be drawn to study the presence of known functional polymorphisms in candidate genes associated with depression, pain, stress and anxiety. Patients will be followed up with study questionnaires related to pain and postnatal depression screening during the study.

During any time of the labour period, the patient is allowed to switch the pain relief option upon request.

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT03167905

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