The negative side of a new life: Depression, anxiety and pregnancy

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Depression and anxiety are suffered by many women during and after pregnancy, darkening a life changing experience.  According to beyondblue 1 in 20 women will show signs of depression and anxiety while they are pregnant, while  1 in 7 women will show signs during the first year after birth

The Australia government has introduced funding of mental health assessments from Medicare to try to support mothers who may be struggling, making something that was unrecognised now a topic of conversation.

 

 

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