Why is Maternal Mental Health so Important?

Understanding the causes and effects of maternal mental health disorders helps to prevent harmful impacts on mothers and their children.

  • 1 in 5 women will experience MMH conditions during pregnancy or 1st year following pregnancy.

  • 75% of women who experience MMH symptoms go untreated.

  • Cost of not treating MMH conditions annually is $32,000 per mother-infant pair– adding up to $14 billion annually.
     

What are the causes and risk factors of MMH disorders?

Causes of MMH conditions

Biology

Psychology

Environment

What are the gaps in Maternal Mental Healthcare?

3.9 Million Births in the U.s. Every Year


1 in 5 mothers are affected by MMH disorders

Only 15% of moms suffering receive professional help

What are the steps to wellness?

Most MMH conditions are temporary and treatable.

Higher cost

Higher barrier

Lower cost

Lower barrier

Self-Care
Social Support
Medication
Therapy/Counseling