Mothers Call for More Specialized Postnatal Depression Units in United Kingdom

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Two women are calling on the United Kingdom to increase the number of specialist mother-baby units treating mothers with postnatal (aka postpartum)depression or related illnesses. In a story reported in the Guardian,Claire Keys and Natasha Ellisargue that only 11 such units exist in England and Wales and that women in the UK deserve better access to specialized treatment for postnatal depression.

Eleven unitsis WAY more, I might point out, than in the whole of the United States.

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is the founder & editor of Postpartum Progress. She was named one of the ten most influential mom bloggers of 2011, a WebMD Health Hero and one of the top 25 parent bloggers using social media for social good. She also writes the Fierce Blog, and a parenting column for Disney's Babble.com.

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