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"Depression that is untreated during pregnancy may increase obstetric complications and decrease the growth of the foetus and other complications". Photo: Unsplash/ Omar Lopez.
"Depression that is untreated during pregnancy may increase obstetric complications and decrease the growth of the foetus and other complications". Photo: Unsplash/ Omar Lopez.

The experiences that come with pregnancy and postpartum motherhood are not always joyful.

For many new moms, this may include the typical and shorter-lived baby blues, or at the darker end of the spectrum, postpartum psychosis.

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