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Support network for new mothers

By WU YONG | chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2017-03-08 18:31

Zhang Haihan, 35, is the founder of Shenyang Lama (Hot Mom) Net that provides psychological guidance, fitness services and parent-child activities for new mothers who are affectedby postnatal depression. By the end of last year, Zhangand her team has served more than 50,000 families.

A survey conducted by the China Women's Development Foundation found that in 2015 about 53 per cent of new mothers suffered depression but rarely could they obtain professional service.

The past five years saw an average 30 per cent increase in mothers suffering for postnatal depression according to Zhang.

She said: "We want to serve all new mothers."

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