Depression and anxiety during pregnancy are only recently gaining attention. But seeking help early can make a big difference for expecting mothers – and for their children and families.
A new baby is life-changing for all parents, but for those whose babies are born too early, the challenges can be immense.
It will come as no surprise that some new fathers will be anxious or highly stressed. However, most people believe only new mums suffer postnatal depression. This is not the case.
Supporting new mothers to make weekly "time for themselves" in the first six months after giving birth may reduce the prevalence of postnatal depression.
In recent times, we have learnt more about the connections between the “reproductive” or gonadal hormones and the brain, and how they affect not only women but men as well.
Postnatal depression affects around one in six women. In this sense, it's the most common complication of pregnancy.