Perinatal Mental Health for Birth Professionals
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We know that the postpartum period is a big transition for parents. A lot of emphasis is put on the birth and baby’s care and wellbeing. We tend to forget that the first-year postpartum is a vulnerable time for mental health.
We now know that as many as 1 in 5 birthing people experience some type of postpartum mood and anxiety disorders. 10% of partners experience depression. 15-21% of pregnant people experience moderate to severe symptoms of depression or anxiety.
These mental illnesses are more common than we think. That is why it is important as birth workers to be well informed about this subject and feel confident talking to our clients about mental health and what to expect in the perinatal period. It sure helps us to support them even better!