National Maternity and Perinatal Audit – Mental health sprint audit report (Scotland data)

Reports | Published: 14 Jan 2021

Perinatal mental health conditions are those that occur during pregnancy or in the first year following the birth of a child. These conditions have been recognised as a major public health concern by the World Health Organization. About 10% of pregnant women and 13% of women who have just given birth experience a mental health problem. This short report describes the feasibility of using linked national data sets to evaluate perinatal mental health services.

The data in this report is derived from linked national maternity and mental health data sets, based on births between 1 April 2014 and 31 March 2017 in Scotland.

The results based on Scottish data in this report are expected to inform future analyses of similar data from England and Wales.

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National Maternity and Perinatal Audit – Mental health sprint audit report (Scotland data)