Risks of untreated Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMADs)

It is important to consider the risks of an untreated condition like postpartum anxiety or depression when making the decision to start treatment. This is especially important as, during pregnancy and postpartum, there are risks to both the birthing parent and the baby.

With untreated or sub-optimally treated (treated but still symptomatic) anxiety and depression during pregnancy and postpartum there are increased risks of:

Increased risks for you:



Increased risks to your child: