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Mental Health in Pregnancy and Lactation

Authored by Dr. Crystal Clark and Dr. Simone Vigod – Common mental health issues such as depression, anxiety and related conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder are experienced by 1 out of 5 pregnant and postpartum individuals- these are some of the most common complications of pregnancy and the first year postpartum. This health topic is an expert opinion about Mental Health during pregnancy and lactation. This health topic is intended for the public and health care providers.