Maternal mental health concerns are being heightened during the pandemic.

When Amanda Munday returned home after the breech birth of her daughter, she was in shock, both physically and emotionally. It’s no wonder, really: Four hours after giving birth, she was discharged. The 36-year-old mother of two vividly recalls her first few weeks of motherhood: “I couldn’t sleep. I started to feel really high anxiety that the baby would die. Then I started to tell myself, ‘If the baby dies, I’ll kill myself,’” she told HuffPost Canada.

Though she wasn’t aware of it at the time, Munday was in the throes of
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“I was overcome with overwhelming emotions,” said Maria Lianos-Carbone of her experience of becoming a mother for the first time. The Toronto mother recalls wondering how a new mother could have such feelings of sadness. “When I held my baby…I felt intense love and pride, but it was mixed with frustration and concern,” she said.Lianos-Carbone revealedthat the feelings continued, …read more

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