Mental Health

New mothers face hidden mental health crisis in lockdown, UK study finds

The psychological risks of having a baby during the pandemic need to be further addressed. Image: Unsplash/Aditya Romansa

Vicky Fallon

Lecturer in Health Psychology, University of Liverpool

Sergio A. Silverio

Research Associate in Social Science of Women’s Health, King's College London

Siân Macleod Davies

PhD Researcher, Liverpool John Moores University


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