I am passionate that perinatal mental health should be recognized, understood, and treated in the open. I treat a lot of women with acupuncture to ensure their mental health. I personally have been amazed at the results. But rather than going into that. I would like to state a few facts about perinatal health. This was pulled from pearlinprocess.com
Every year, more than 400,000 infants are born to mothers who are depressed, which makes perinatal depression the most under diagnosed obstetric complication in America.
At least 1 in 7 women suffer from postpartum depression or anxiety.
Postpartum depression is considered the number one complication of childbirth.
Suicide accounts for up to 20% of postpartum deaths and is the second leading cause of mortality in postpartum women.
In Colorado, self-harm is the #1 cause of death in new mothers.
I highly encourage you to read the following article for more facts about perinatal health. If you need help or know someone who does need help. Don’t hesitate to reach out.