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 creator of this blog, and the founder and executive director of Postpartum Progress. She has been named a WebMD Health Hero, one of the fiercest women in America by More magazine, and one of the 15 most influential patient advocates to follow. She is a survivor of postpartum OCD.

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