Kate Middleton’s fight against postpartum depression – Gala

Entertainment 24 January, 2018


Kate Middleton has a cause that is dear to my heart : breaking the taboo of mental health disorders. On Wednesday 24 January, the duchess of Cambridge has met experts in the field of psychiatry perinatal and made a halt in a specialized clinic that helps mothers experiencing mental health problems to be admitted with their baby.

While its delivery is planned for next April, Kate Middleton has chosen to highlight a problem that affects millions of women in the world : the post-partum depression. This Wednesday, January 24th, the young mother was on a visit at King’s college London to visit the laboratory and meet the experts who are conducting research on perinatal psychiatry.. The wife of prince William had to then make a stop at the mother and child unit of the hospital Bethlehem Royal, specialized in the treatment of postnatal depression and postpartum psychosis. A clinic that helps mothers experiencing mental health problems to be admitted with their baby in order to minimize the disruption of the mother-child relationship. Kate Middleton is expected to meet with several patients who are currently receiving treatment and have access to the therapy room video, where she will watch videos of mother-baby interaction used as a therapeutic tool.

Last year, princess Kate had confided in about the realities of motherhood. She acknowledged that the challenges encountered ever since she had become a mother had sometimes led her to experience a “lack confidence” and ” feelings of ignorance “. The mother of George and Charlotte had stressed the importance of de-stigmatizing mental health, especially when it comes to new parents. Full and happy, Kate Middleton had confided : “Personally, becoming a mother has been an experience so rewarding and wonderful “, but even well-supported, the young mother confessed to having experienced some especially difficult moments. “Sometimes, this has also been a huge challenge,” revealed the young mother of a family.

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Kate Middletonand William of England

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