Predicting Perinatal Depression

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Perinatal depression is both mental health problems that complicate pregnancy as well as in the postpartum year. It affects approximately 1 in 10 women.

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As new parents face adjustments to their lifestyle and relationships, significant mental health problems can develop. This can potentially disrupt the care of the newborn and challenge established family dynamics.

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Anne Watkins
Anne is a freelance lecturer and medical writer at Mind Body Ink. She is a former midwife and nurse teacher with over 25 years’ experience working in the fields of healthcare, stress management and medical hypnosis. Her background includes working as a hospital midwife, Critical Care nurse, lecturer in Neonatal Intensive Care, and as a Clinical Nurse Specialist for a company making life support equipment. Anne has also studied many forms of complementary medicine and has extensive experience in the field of clinical hypnosis. She has a special interest in integrating complementary medicine into conventional healthcare settings and is currently an Associate Tutor, lecturing in Health Coaching and Medical Hypnosis at Exeter University in the UK. As a former Midwife, Anne has a natural passion for writing about fertility, pregnancy, birthing and baby care. Her recent publications include The Health Factor, Coach Yourself To Better Health and Positive Thinking For Kids. You can read more about her work at
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Fiona Taylor
03 Jan 2020
Simple revision
Jennifer Mather
30 Mar 2021
well researched and informative
Jodie Mitchell
24 Mar 2022
Great article, very informative
10 Dec 2019
Basic yet informative
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Janine McMahon
10 Dec 2019
Interesting to learn men also suffer with perinatal depression.
Joelle Sheppard
12 Dec 2019
This was interesting to learn more about depression in pregnancy and the year postnatal.
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Helen PARK
06 Jan 2020
Great advice given in this article.
Kerry Fletcher
16 Mar 2021
Interesting and easy reading article and very important .
yunju kim
22 Mar 2020
good article
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