Maternal mental health conditions are among the most common complications of pregnancy and childbirth and often go under-diagnosed and untreated despite the availability of effective screening and treatment tools. Untreated maternal mental health conditions have multigenerational consequences and are linked to negative outcomes in the mother and child from pregnancy and through the child’s life.
This report was developed by Mathematica and in partnership with Texans Care for Children through funding from St. David’s Foundation’s Evaluation and Strategic Learning department. It supports the goal of the Healthy Women and Girls priority area, to ensure that girls and women are supported with the resources, respect, and conditions vital for equitable health and well-being.
Excerpted from the full study, the graphics below illustrate key findings.