A new study reveals an “alarming” 50 per cent rise in levels of prenatal depression in a single generation.
Researchers believe that while many women continue working throughout the bulk of their pregnancy due to career aspiration, others are forced to stay in their jobs longer than they would like because of financial demands such as increased house prices.
Both are contributing to a rise in anxiety among expectant mothers, with a “compare and compete” culture on platforms such as Facebook also fueling the trend.
One contributory factor to those house price rises is the availability of two incomes to pay for them of course.
We’ve thus got women working, women having careers, as a cause of this unhappiness and depression.
OK. The implication being? Well, either we withdraw the career bit or we put up with the depression, no?