Staying ahead of the curve
COVID-19: Maternal Mental Health
During the Pandemic
About 30% South African mothers experience anxiety and depression during pregnancy
and following the birth.
The added fear caused by the coronavirus pandemic and the consequent social distancing
are significantly exacerbating the problem.
- Insights into the clinical care during pregnancy and post-natal visits
- Guidance on the identification of at-risk mothers
- Practical advice on management and referral for specialist support
Dr Bavi Vythilingum
Christiaan Barnard Memorial Hospital
Cape Town, South Africa
Convenor, Women’s Mental Health Special Interest Group South African Society of Psychiatrists
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