Sally Russell, co-founder of Netmums, who jointly founded the report, said antenatal depression can make it very difficult for parents.
Half of the 260 women surveyed in the The Royal College of Midwives (RCM) and Netmums study revealed that antenatal depression affected their relationship with their baby.
More needs to be done to spot and support women suffering with antenatal depression, experts have warned today.
The Royal College of Midwives (RCM) said that more attention needs to be paid to the condition, which is less known and talked about than postnatal depression.
The RCM made the comments after a new poll found that more than a third of women who suffer depression during pregnancy have suicidal thoughts.
And four in five mothers surveyed who suffered with depression in pregnancy went on to struggle with postnatal depression.
Shoshanna Berkley, who used the services of a surrogate. She says the current system of maternity leave is unfair.
John Healey, the MP for Wentworth and Dearne, outlined the case of Jane Kassim, a teaching assistant in South Yorkshire:
Former shadow Health Secretary John Healey wants to bring in a Bill to make leave, pay and allowance arrangements for parents of children born to surrogate mothers equal to those available to parents whose children are born to them.