A state of distress or anxiety considered distinct from other anxious states. Perinatal anxiety primarily relates to worries about the baby’s health, and one’s own experiences related to pregnancy and child birth. According to the UK’s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), women are more likely to develop depression and anxiety during the first year after childbirth than at any other time in their life.

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