Maternal mental health explores the intersection of perinatal and postpartum experience and psychology. abiyamo supports positive cultivation within this dynamic through active listening, support groups and directory with credible resources. We do not provide therapeutic services and strongly recommend you seek professional counseling. Services include:
Support locating culturally relevant mental health resources
Wold Health Organization on Maternal Mental Health (2020)
"Virtually all women can develop mental disorders during pregnancy and in the first year after delivery, but poverty, migration, extreme stress, exposure to violence (domestic, sexual and gender-based), emergency and conflict situations, natural disasters, and low social support generally increase risks for specific disorders."