Gut + Maternal Mental Health Connection

Depression and anxiety in pregnant and postpartum mothers are the most common diagnosis with 1 in 5 women experiencing anxiety and 1 in 7 experiencing depression ( Fawcett, 2019). That is a huge number, so it begs to question on how are doctors screening related symptoms and what is the treatment? Naturally, for a nutritional therapy practitioner, this brings me to the gut-brain connection. We know that the gut is referred to as the second brain, but how can that reference be associated with this increase in depression and anxiety in pregnant and new moms?  Perinatal mood disorders have impact READ MORE