Mental health issues in pregnant women in Nepal

Authors

  • Edwin van Teijlingen Professor
  • Padam Simkhada Professor
  • Bhimsen Devkota Professor
  • Padmadharini Fanning Green Tara Trust, London, UK
  • Jillian Ireland St. Mary's Maternity Hospital, Poole Foundation NHS Trust, Dorset, UK
  • Bibha Simkhada CMMPH, Bournemouth University, Bournemouth, UK
  • Lokendra Sherchan Professor
  • Ram Chandra Silwal Green Tara Nepal, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Samridhi Pradhan CMMPH, Bournemouth University, Bournemouth, UK
  • Shyam K Maharjan Professor
  • Ram K Maharjan Professor

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/nje.v5i3.13607

Abstract

Mental health of pregnant women and new mothers is a growing area of concern in both low- and high-income countries. Maternity services in the UK, for example, have focused more attention on maternal mental health. We recognise that pregnancy, birth and the postnatal period is a time of major psychological and social change for women.

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Author Biographies

Edwin van Teijlingen, Professor

Centre for Midwifery, Maternal & Perinatal Health, Bournemouth University, Bournemouth, UK

Padam Simkhada, Professor

Centre for Public Health, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, UK

Bhimsen Devkota, Professor

Health & Physical Education Department, Tribhuvan University, Nepal

Padmadharini Fanning, Green Tara Trust, London, UK

Green Tara Trust, London, UK

Jillian Ireland, St. Mary's Maternity Hospital, Poole Foundation NHS Trust, Dorset, UK

St. Mary's Maternity Hospital, Poole Foundation NHS Trust, Dorset, UK

Bibha Simkhada, CMMPH, Bournemouth University, Bournemouth, UK

CMMPH, Bournemouth University, Bournemouth, UK

Lokendra Sherchan, Professor

Health & Physical Education Department, Tribhuvan University, Nepal

Ram Chandra Silwal, Green Tara Nepal, Kathmandu, Nepal

Green Tara Nepal, Kathmandu, Nepal

Samridhi Pradhan, CMMPH, Bournemouth University, Bournemouth, UK

CMMPH, Bournemouth University, Bournemouth, UK

Shyam K Maharjan, Professor

Health & Physical Education Department, Tribhuvan University, Nepal

Ram K Maharjan, Professor

Health & Physical Education Department, Tribhuvan University, Nepal

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Published

2015-10-05

How to Cite

van Teijlingen, E., Simkhada, P., Devkota, B., Fanning, P., Ireland, J., Simkhada, B., Sherchan, L., Silwal, R. C., Pradhan, S., Maharjan, S. K., & Maharjan, R. K. (2015). Mental health issues in pregnant women in Nepal. Nepal Journal of Epidemiology, 5(3), 499–501. https://doi.org/10.3126/nje.v5i3.13607

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