SSM Health St. Louis Fetal Care Institute offers help to moms-to-be struggling with mental health

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ST. LOUIS – Help is on the way for high-risk pregnant women who are struggling with depression or anxiety.

It’s thanks to a local social worker who applied for a grant to fund one-on-one counseling. Valerie Akerson with SSM Health St. Louis Fetal Care Institute noticed there was a 40 percent increase in depression and anxiety when she surveyed moms-to-be. Akerson explains how mothers can get the help they need.

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