Mental health problems such as anxiety and depression may be more common in pregnant women than was previously thought.
While postnatal depression is now well-recognised, a new study by King’s Hospital London has found that up to a quarter of pregnant women will also suffer from mental health problems.
One woman, Liberty, explained that she became progressively unwell as she was pregnant with her second child, despite not having suffered any mental health problems during her first pregnancy.
“My mind was occupied with obsessional thoughts about harm coming to my family and I was in a really negative terrible place, where I thought I was ruining everything for my baby, child, family and myself and couldn’t see a way out.” After the hospital midwife sensed something wasn’t quite right, Liberty finally received the help she needed. Read full story HERE.
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