Perinatal Positivity uses the real voices and experiences of women and men who have had mental wellbeing difficulties around the time of pregnancy, childbirth and beyond. We hope it will help you emotionally prepare and find support, if needed, at this time.
What is perinatal mental health?
Perinatal mental health issues can happen in pregnancy and in the first years of being a parent (antenatal and postnatal). Problems can affect new mums as well as dads, people with no history of mental health problems as well as those who have. The word 'perinatal' simply means the time around (peri) childbirth (natal).
Issues might include depression, anxiety, OCD, psychosis and post-traumatic stress amongst other things.
If you are struggling, look for the support you need as soon as you can. Everyone is different, so try to find what's right for you. Find out more about self care and how to get support.
- 17 to 25 years old
- 26 to 64 years old
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