“In the United States, more than half a million women experience postnatal┬ádepression every year; among teens and low-income mothers, the rate is one in four.

For many mothers, symptoms begin during pregnancy and may also include disabling anxiety.

In addition, maternal mental illness adversely affects infant brain development and subsequent social and emotional health as a result of inadequate prenatal care, poor birth outcomes, and impaired parenting practices.”

This quote is worrying but there is something all mothers can do to resource themselves for the demands of parenting – taking care of the most important person in their children’s lives – themselves.

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