MENTAL HEALTH LEAFLETS
A set of mental health leaflets offer support for mums, their families, and the teams that care for them. The eight leaflets cover a broad range of topics including postnatal depression, postpartum psychosis and perinatal OCD, and the use of lithium and antipsychotics in pregnancy and breastfeeding. They offer advice and signpost to promote better understanding and support people in making decisions about perinatal mental health issues. The leaflets have been written jointly by perinatal psychiatrists, women with lived experience of perinatal mental illness, and their partners. They have been delivered in partnership by RCPsych, NHS England and HEE. All maternity and mental health teams in the CCG are aware of these leaflets. Further information is available on the NHS England website.
WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I'M ALWAYS STRESSED WHEN I'M PREGNANT?
It would be surprising if you didn't feel stressed sometimes when you're pregnant. After all, it's a massive life-changing event and you are being asked to make lots of big decisions. Find out help and advice here