‘20% of women have mental health problems in the year after pregnancy’

Kate Middleton is fighting for better maternal mental health for us all...

From the editors of InStyle US
Words by Alexandra Whittaker

From Prince Harry‘s Invictus Games to Prince William‘s hospital work, it’s clear that the British royal family is serious about their charitable causes, and Kate Middleton is no exception.

The Duchess of Cambridge spent Wednesday hosting a roundtable at Kensington Palace, and the topic at hand was mental health for mothers.

Middleton led the discussion with The Royal Foundation on maternal mental wellbeing, which is an incredibly important topic given recent statistics. Kensington Palace reports that a whopping 20 percent of women have mental health problems during or within the year after pregnancy.

That number is no small matter, and Middleton knows it.

She has spoken out about the importance of maternal health before, and during this talk with experts from different universities, charities, and children and family centres, she was reportedly ‘keen to understand’ the nuances of mental health even better.

‘If left untreated, maternal mental health problems can have significant and long lasting effect on the woman and her family,’ Kensington Palace said.

We’re happy to see Middleton stepping up for those who need it.

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