Depression that develops during or after pregnancy is referred to as perinatal depression. There may be mild to severe symptoms. Rarely, the symptoms might be so bad that they endanger both the mother’s and the baby’s health. Perinatal Depression is treatable. The time before and after a child is born is referred to as “perinatal.” Perinatal depression is a combination of depression that begins during pregnancy (prenatal depression) and depression after giving birth (postpartum depression). Extreme sadness, worry, and exhaustion are common symptoms of perinatal depression in mothers, which can make it challenging for them to perform daily duties, such as caring for others or themselves.