COVID-19 Has Increased Anxiety and Depression in Pregnant and Postpartum Women, According to an Ob-Gyn Physician Assistant

The pandemic has been difficult for everyone—but for pregnant women and those adding to their growing families, COVID-19 has only exacerbated some of the struggles that can accompany bringing a baby into this world, specifically those surrounding mental health.

“One thing that I’ve definitely noticed and have seen more and taken care of more is the number [women] with anxiety and depression,” Brittney Pohler, an NCCPA-certified ob-gyn physician assistant practicing in College Station, Texas, tells Health.

Watch the video to learn more about her story.