How Common is Depression During Pregnancy and Postpartum?
Postpartum depression is the most common complication of pregnancy and childbirth and it affects up to 400,000 women a year.
Women are two times as likely, as men, to suffer from depression and that risk increases significantly during their childbearing years.
Unfortunately postpartum depression is the leading cause of maternal death in the first two years after childbirth, which makes it a significant public health concern right now.
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Anne has been a registered nurse since 2009 working in a variety of settings including psychiatry, pediatrics, and internal medicine. She graduated in 2017 with her masters in nursing from the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Ann sees patients of all ages and conditions and specializes in perinatal (before, during and after pregnancy) psychiatry as well as women’s health psychiatry.