Research & Evidence

Comment: Silent Burden No More: A Global Call to Action to Prioritize Perinatal Mental Health

Common perinatal mental disorders are the most frequent complications of pregnancy, childbirth, and the postpartum period. This commentary in BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, authored by experts from MOMENTUM Country and Global Leadership and other partners, calls for perinatal mental health promotion, prevention, early intervention and treatment of common perinatal mental disorders to be a global priority. Authors propose seven urgent actions that the international community, governments, health systems, and other stakeholders should take to ensure that women everywhere have access to high-quality, respectful care for both their physical and mental wellbeing.

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