Maternal mental health
Having a baby is a big life event, and it's natural to experience a range of emotions and reactions during and after your pregnancy. But if they start to have a big impact on how you live your life, you might be experiencing a mental health problem.
Around one in five women will experience a mental health problem during pregnancy or in the year after giving birth. This might be a new mental health problem or another episode of a mental health problem you've experienced before. These are known as perinatal mental health problems.
If something just doesn't feel right contact your local maternity team
East and North Hertfordshire (The Lister Hospital):
West Essex (The Princess Alexandra Hospital):
01279 444455, extension 2945
South and West Hertfordshire (Watford General Hospital):
Help and Support
For a PDF about Postnatal depression and perinatal mental health click here
For additional support, including information about local support groups click here
MIND offer support and advice for new Mums - click on the icon below.