An important part of your health is emotional and mental wellness. If you are feeling sad, depressed, anxious, or have a lot of stress, this can affect your health. It is important for all women to take care of their mental health. Also, if you get pregnant, depression, anxiety and other mental health concerns can affect your health during and after pregnancy. If you already have children, your mental health also affects the health of your family. This is why it is important for all women to receive help for any mental health problems, especially before you become pregnant.
Women with poor mental health before pregnancy, such as depression, are more likely to experience depression after pregnancy, called post-partum depression. Mothers with post-partum depression can have difficulty bonding with their child. Anxiety can also make it difficult to bond with a child. The bonding between a mother and child is very important for a child’s health. Children of women with postpartum depression are more likely to have health and developmental problems. Depression during pregnancy also increases the risk of the baby being born too small or too early. That’s why it’s important to get help now, before you get pregnant.
If you have feelings of depression, anxiety or have any other mental health problems, it is important to get help. There is treatment and support available to help you improve your mental health.
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