Maternal Mental Health Awareness Day/Week/Month focuses on the mental health of mothers who are going through childbirth. At least 1 in 5 new mothers go through some sort of anxiety disorder regarding childbirth in many countries. The illnesses often go untreated which can have long-term consequences to both the mother and the child.
Anxiety disorders can be developed by women who are from many different backgrounds such as culture, age, ethnicity, etc. Symptoms of such disorders can be seen any moment during a mother’s pregnancy as well as the first year after childbirth. Effective treatment options are available to help mother’s recover.
If you are a soon to be mother or you know someone who will be, contact the maternal mental health hotline at 1-833-HELP4MOMS or 1-833-943-5746.