The COVID-19 pandemic brought about a global crisis, with profound implications on public mental health . The current review focuses on the impact of the pandemic on the mental health of mothers and their infants during pregnancy and shortly after delivery . Literature shows that in similar disaster situations, mothers' stress reaction and mental health have a critical impact on infant development . Research data on perinatal mental health during the current COVID-19 pandemic is reviewed in conjunction with studies on the relationship between maternal stress, infant development, and psychopathology . Recommendations for perinatal mental health enhancement are discussed and topics for future research suggested.