Maternal Mental Health

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ANTENATAL DEPRESSION & ANXIETY

 

Definition and causes

Antenatal depression is a form of depression that can affect one in eight women during pregnancy and can continue after the birth.

It can often be triggered by many factors including, hormonal and physical changes, fear and stress of the pregnancy, family, financial, or relationship issues.

If you have a family history of mental health problems or have previously had depression, this can increase your risk of developing depression during your pregnancy.

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