Reflections – Pregnancy Mental Health and Beyond

So much has happened since 2003, when in my third pregnancy I first started to experience signs of depression and anxiety in pregnancy. Back then, people didn’t talk about their mental health, or if they did they were ridiculed or chastised for it. They certainly didn’t speak of it during a time when society expectedContinue reading “Reflections – Pregnancy Mental Health and Beyond”

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Maternal Mental Health Awareness 

At least 1 in 10 women will suffer from poor mental health during their pregnancy, in fact some studies say it’s many more than that. We also know that at least the same number of women can develop post-natal depression. If you or someone you know are worried about mental health during or after pregnancy,Continue reading “Maternal Mental Health Awareness “

Mental Wellness for Parents

I was delighted to read in The Guardian recently that a new initiative by the NSPCC has been established to support parents’ mental health during pregnancy and the year following the birth of their child. Recent research reported in The Telegraph suggests that as many as one in three mums-to-be will experience depression in pregnancy.Continue reading “Mental Wellness for Parents”

You are not alone.

My name is Delphi. When I found out I was expecting in 2003, it was a huge shock when my midwife, Zoe, told me she thought I was suffering with poor mental health in pregnancy. It was a shock, because I would have described myself as a cheerful and positive person, delighted to be pregnant. Continue reading “You are not alone.”