Global Alliance Maternal Mental Health #GAMMH website launches on International Women’s Day!
The International DOHaD Society is a proud member of the Global Alliance for Maternal Mental Health: https://globalalliancematernalmentalhealth.org/
The Global Alliance for Maternal Mental Health (GAMMH) is a coalition of international organisations committed to improving the mental health and wellbeing of women and their children in pregnancy and the first postnatal year (the ‘perinatal period’) throughout the world.
- Worldwide, maternal depression is the most common serious health complication of maternity
- Mental health problems in pregnancy and following childbirth are treatable
- Mental health problems in pregnancy and following childbirth are roughly twice as common in low income countries as they are in high income countries
- There are huge economic and human costs attached to a global failure to take action - untreated maternal mental health problems can have a wide range of effects on women, their children, partners and significant others
For further information about #GAMMH, including queries about membership, please contact: email@example.com