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Understanding more about mental health challenges in pregnancy

Pregnancy and childbirth are usually seen as a special time in the life of most women. But sometimes, instead of feeling excited and joyful, many women find themselves dealing with low mood and anxiety.

This is not surprising as pregnancy is a time of significant psychological adjustment as the mother adapts to physical changes and emotionally prepares themselves to take on a new role to nurture a new life.

1.1 Risk factors

1.2 When does this happen

1.3 Symptoms of depression & anxiety

If you’re having symptoms of depression or anxiety for most days up to 2 weeks, or if you’ve difficulties functioning in your daily life, you should seek help so that you can continue to care for yourself and your loved ones.

More about perinatal anxiety disorder.