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Maternity

Emotional Wellbeing

Perinatal Mental Health Services

We recognise that whilst being pregnant is often a very exciting time, for some women however this brings about feelings of anxiety or low mood. Around 1 in 10 women will have mental health problems in pregnancy. If you have a pre-existing mental health illness, speak to your Midwife about the specialist support available to you.

Women who require additional support throughout their pregnancy may be looked after by the Lotus team of Midwives who have additional knowledge and skills. You may also be referred to the Obstetric antenatal clinic by your Community Midwife. At this appointment you will see a Doctor and a Specialist Mental Health Midwife to discuss how we can support you throughout your pregnancy and after birth. Your GP or Midwife may also refer you to a Specialist Community Perinatal Mental Health Service.

Details of local support can be found below. You can self-refer to all of these services however if you or anyone else has any urgent concerns about your mental health; please contact your local mental health service (available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week):

Local services

Useful resources

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