Moms are the anchors in their households. When a mom isn't well, everyone suffers. Maternal Mental Health disorders impact 15-20% of pregnant women and women in the postpartum period (year after birth), yet most are never diagnosed and treated.
By conservative estimates, this means more than 600,000 women in the U.S. suffer each year.
These experiences can have lasting consequences on a mother and her family including her infant's cognitive and behavioral development, the well being of other children and her relationship stability.
Untreated Maternal Depression can…
Lead to health risks for the baby including:
Increase risk of Infant Neglect
Lack of healthy infant-mother bonding which can lead to long-term effects on child development and well-being.
Increased risk of infanticide.
Have other negative far-reaching implications including impact on:
Increasing risk of Pre-eclampsia, which can be life-threatening
The well-being of other children,
Ability to work,
The mother’s long-term well-being and sense of worthiness.
Increased risk of substance abuse.
Increased risk of psychiatric hospitalizations.
Increased risk of abortion or adoption.
Increased risk of suicide.
Coach Debbie Motivates can help if you are struggling with any of the following: • Depression • Anxiety and panic attacks • Coping with unplanned pregnancies • Counseling for survivors of physical abuse • Support with a previous challenging or traumatic birth experience • Creating a plan to reduce the likelihood of postpartum depression
Schedule a free consultation by clicking on my appointments tab. I look forward to empowering you- MOMS!