We also know that at least the same number of women can develop post-natal depression. We are raising awareness of Maternal Mental Health Awareness this week (and World Maternal Mental Health Day, 3rd May).
If you or someone you know are worried about mental health during or after pregnancy, the following resources may be helpful:
Frequently Asked Questions: https://pregnancymentalhealth.net/frequently-asked-questions/
NHS Choices – pregnancy and mental health : http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/pages/mental-health-problems-pregnant.aspx
NHS Choices – post-natal depression : http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Postnataldepression/Pages/Introduction.aspx
Samaritans: 116 123 (UK) http://Samaritans.org
You can also subscribe to Serenity for Mums to receive a free copy of ‘Mindful Mums: managing mental health in pregnancy and beyond.