Integrating Mental Health Support in Prenatal Care with Manasthali

Pregnant woman receiving mental health support

Manasthali's comprehensive approach to mental health support for pregnant women

Pregnancy is a joyous yet challenging phase in a woman’s life, even more so for those grappling with pre-existing mental health conditions. Up to 25% of women experience mental health disorders during their lifetime, according to the World Health Organization. Among these, a significant proportion struggle during pregnancy. Addressing this vital issue, Manasthali recently extended its comprehensive mental health support to a young expectant mother.

Under the guidance of Dr. Jyoti Kapoor, Manasthali’s team crafted a personalized care plan for the young woman, which covered a gamut of services from counselling to therapeutic interventions. This aligns with international best practices of providing integrated mental and physical health services, particularly during sensitive periods such as pregnancy.

Manasthali’s holistic approach reaps multiple benefits. As the National Institute of Mental Health highlights, untreated mental health issues can lead to long-term complications, not just for the mother but also the child. By providing much-needed mental health support, Manasthali ensures healthier outcomes for both mother and baby.

The young woman’s gratitude towards Manasthali and her readiness to embrace motherhood confidently is a testament to the organization’s effective approach. As Manasthali continues to pioneer accessible mental health services, it shines a spotlight on the vital role of comprehensive prenatal care in shaping healthier futures.


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