Support for Maternal Mental Health


Helping mothers, helping babies
In many countries, as many as 1 in 5 new mothers experience some type of perinatal mood and anxiety disorder. These illnesses frequently go unnoticed and untreated, often with tragic and long-term consequences to both mother and child.

No one is immune
Women of every culture, age, income level and race can develop perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. Symptoms can appear any time during pregnancy and the first 12 months after childbirth. There are effective and well-researched treatment options available to help women recover.

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Library resources

We have created a list of library resources on the topic of maternal mental health. A lot of focus is placed on the special time of pregnancy and childbirth. The following list supports and dives deeper into this important topic. From self-care to postpartum depression and anxiety, this resource list covers it all.

Local resource

Check out this wonderful local website that offers further assistance: Boone County Pregnancy & Postpartum Support

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