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Maternal mental health

What enables or prevents women with depressive symptoms seeking help in the postnatal period?

Up to 20% of women experience a mental health problem in the perinatal period, (the period spanning conception to 1 year after birth) (Bauer et al, 2014) The immediate and long-term costs of perinatal...

Antenatal parenting support for vulnerable women

Social adversity and poor maternal mental health during pregnancy can have long-term adverse effects on children's health, social, educational and economic outcomes (O'Connor et al, 2002; Olivier et...

Attitudes of student midwives caring for women with perinatal mental health problems

Psychiatric illness is one of the leading indirect causes of maternal mortality and maternal morbidity in the UK A confidential report on the causes of maternal death in the UK suggested a significant...

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