Most of us will of heard of Postnatal depression – the type of depression experienced after having a baby. What is less talked about is that many women can feel low or struggle with their emotional health during their pregnancy as well.
Pregnancy and having a new baby is generally seen as a time of happiness and excitement. It’s very common for women to hold back from talking about these feelings and many end up not seeking the support they need.
It’s important to know that if you’re feeling low or anxious, health professionals are there to look after your mental health as well as your physical wellbeing. The sooner you can talk to your midwife, health visitor or GP, the quicker you can find the right support to help you cope.
In this section you will find lots of useful information about taking care of your emotional wellbeing during your pregnancy and finding different forms of support in the city.