Maternal mental health

Maternal mental health

Season: 3 Episode: 35 Topic: Pregnant mom's and new Moms mental health part 2

Why do young moms often struggle with emotional stress over this period?
 In some cases, it is the many hormones flooding through a woman’s system that may affect the mother. Added to that is worry and concern around their child ...
Why is it a very difficult time for mothers and carers of new babies?
The emotional stress experienced during pregnancy, and in the early months of motherhood, can have a negative effect on some mothers and carers and can some...
Why don’t new moms find help maternal depression?
Different cultures may have different beliefs about mental illness which could stop them from getting help. Often the shame and guilt they are experiencing ...
How can pregnant women and mothers be encouraged to look after themselves and ensure they stay happy and healthy?
Talking about your feelings and troubles to trusted health workers, family, friends, or community members can help you feel healthier. It’s also important t...
Are there some things you should say to pregnant women and mothers to reassure them?
You are not alone; some mothers feel troubled and guilty for feeling unhappy during their pregnancy. It’s important they know mental distress is not the fau...