SANTA MARIA, Calif. -- Medical providers from Santa Barbara County have tips for mothers and expecting mothers in honor of Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week.
Santa Barbara County Public Health Department says one out of seven women become depressed during pregnancy.
Dignity Health Obstetrics and Gynecology Doctor Jade Mas practices at the Santa Maria Women's Health Center.
Mas says, 20% of women suffer postpartum depression.
Cottage Health of Santa Barbara, Psychiatry Doctor, Dustin Sanchez says women should be screened for perinatal depression if feeling symptoms.
Medical providers say, there is hope because there is more research and treatment than ever before.
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