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Digital therapy to help manage perinatal mental health

In the UK, up to 20%[1] of women and 10%[2] of men develop some form of mental health problem during the perinatal period, the time in which an individual is pregnant, up


A quarter of new mothers are not asked about their mental health

New mothers are still not being asked about their mental health despite GP practices in England now being funded to do so, according to new research by NCT [1]. NCT,


COVID-19 may deepen depression, anxiety, and PTSD among pregnant and postpartum women

Though childbirth is often anticipated with optimism and enthusiasm, approximately 10 to 20 percent of pregnant individuals also experience mental health challenges during the weeks immediately before and after birth.


Suspension of fertility treatments during COVID-19 has mental health impacts

The suspension of fertility treatments due to the COVID-19 pandemic has had a variety of psychological impacts on women whose treatments were cancelled, but there are several protective factors that


Mental health challenges four times higher in young mothers

New research from McMaster and McMaster Children’s Hospital shows that two out of three young mothers have at least one mental health problem. Researchers found that teen mothers have a much higher prevalence


Research shows mum-to-mum support improves mental health and wellbeing

NCT (National Childbirth Trust) in conjunction with City, University of London has found that mothers with emotional difficulties who accessed peer support showed significant improvements in their mental health and


Miscarriage and ectopic pregnancy may trigger long-term post-traumatic stress

One in six women experience long-term post-traumatic stress following miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy. This is the finding of the largest ever study into the psychological impact of early-stage pregnancy loss, from