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Table 1 Focus group themes and sub-themes

From: Addressing perinatal depression in a group of underserved urban women: a focus group study

Research question Sub-themes
Perinatal mental health needs Pregnancy was viewed as a time of experiencing mental health challenges
  Mental health concerns were exacerbated by life circumstances
  There are a range of emotional and mood challenges in the perinatal period
  Social and emotional context impacts mental health
Mental health help currently available Reliance on informal support
  Reliance on self
  Accessing services
Mental health help wanted Mental health needs where not sufficiently met
  Outreach services were considered important
  Focusing on empowerment oriented support
  Peer support
  Educational based
  Additional services