More than baby blues: improving the wellbeing for women and their families.
Pregnant women with depression are still falling through the gap, according to researchers. Annie May reports.
The arrival of a new baby can be one of the happiest events in a women's life. It can also be a difficult and stressful time. Research indicates that each year around one in 10 Australian women experience depression during pregnancy and almost one in five experience depression in the weeks and months after giving birth. If left untreated, this can have a negative impact on new mothers, their babies, families and friends, including relationship problems and difficulties bonding with children. Many women who experience perinatal depression are not identified and so do not receive adequate...
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