Supporting Perinatal Anxiety

Research shows that perinatal anxiety may occur at a higher rate and independently of depression in the perinatal period, occurring in approximately 1 in 5 women.

Despite being treatable once recognised, less than 50% of women experiencing perinatal anxiety PNA will seek help or be identified as needing treatment (Accortt & Wong, 2017). This may be due to the relatively poor awareness of perinatal (Higgins et al, 2018), combined with the perceived stigma attached to mental health issues in this period (Moore et al, 2017).

This site has been put together in an attempt to raise awareness about perinatal anxiety for both women in the perinatal period, and the healthcare professionals supporting them.