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. … More Mental Wellness for Parents
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 had ante-natal depression; 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, … More You are not alone.
A lot of work is being done to raise awareness of better mental health, but depression continues to carry a stigma with it. Which is why when the words depression and pregnancy are mentioned in the same sentence, people find it hard to understand. And yet the growing number of women reporting anxiety, depression and stress-like symptoms whilst … More The importance of breath
The pages on this website have been compiled in to an updated FREE eGuide “Mindful Mums: Managing Mental Health in Pregnancy and Beyond” that you can access here
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, … More Maternal Mental Health Awareness
In 2004 I started this unique website dedicated to the topic of depression in pregnancy; at the time there was almost nothing known of it. Information by PANDA (a great resource from Australia) says up to 1 in 10 pregnant women are affected, but the research now suggests its closer to 1 in 3, and it … More Pregnancy Mental Health: Depression and Anxiety in Pregnancy Awareness Week
Alfie met and married his childhood sweetheart and within a year they’d had a baby girl. He hadn’t always had an easy life but said now he felt his life was complete. Within a few days of his daughter being born, though, he noticed he felt different. Nothing obvious at first but he was aware … More Ante Natal and Post Natal Depression and Anxiety in Men