A charity that supports men and women with perinatal depression is calling for specialist mother and baby units in Wales.
PANDAS Foundation is highlighting the issue at the launch of the first national awareness week in the UK.
It comes after a recent survey of parents found many suffer with suicidal thoughts and say there’s not enough help for them before and after they have a baby.
The charity says that although mental health is being spoken about more than it ever has, pre and post natal mental illnesses are still left in the dark.
Perinatal depression is when parents experience this type of mental issue before and after the birth of their baby.
It’s said to affect one in ten women and one in three men in the UK.
The Welsh Government says it’s introducing new community-based specialists to help improve mental health outcomes for parents with perinatal depression.