Perinatal Depression (PND)
Perinatal depression causes 10 - 15% of mothers intense sadness, hopelessness, and in severe cases problems caring for them self or their baby. Often, needless guilt means they ignore it, hoping it will pass; that they’ll ‘get over it’. Months or years of untreated depression can follow. But, with the right help, most make a full recovery.
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Did you know....
19% of women who accessed Menucha in the last year experienced Perinatal Depression
1 in 4 women in the community suffer
with perinatal mood disorders