Having a new baby is generally seen as a time of great happiness and excitement. The reality is that many new mums can feel low or anxious and experience problems with their emotional health.

Many women feel guilty or embarrassed about these feelings and end up not seeking the support that they need. It’s often thought that health professionals are just there to look after your physical health, but they are there to offer support for your emotional health as well.

If you feel that you’re struggling then speak to your midwife, health visitor or GP as the sooner you seek help, the quicker you can find the right support to help you cope.

This section has lots of useful information about taking care of your wellbeing as a new mum and finding different forms of support in the city.