Mental Health

Depression and anxiety spiked in pregnant women during COVID-19 pandemic, research shows

The COVID-19 pandemic caused a spike in depression and anxiety in expectant mums, a new study has revealed. There was an increase in reported depression rates of 30 per cent from pre-pandemic levels, from 17 per cent to 47 per cent — with anxiety rates also jumping up 37 per cent in expecting mothers to 60 per cent.