Have you had a pregnancy or birth in the last 12 months? Up to one in five women and one in ten men are affected by mental health problems during pregnancy and the first year after birth.
Unfortunately, only 50% of these are diagnosed. Without appropriate treatment, the negative impact of mental health problems during the perinatal period is enormous and can have long-lasting consequences on not only women, but their partners and children too. However, this is not inevitable. When problems are diagnosed early and treatment offered promptly, these effects can be mitigated.