It’s ok to say you’re not ok. If you’re worried about your physical or mental health, speak to your midwife, health visitor or doctor as soon as possible. This page contains some links for the U.K. which may be useful: If you’re worried about Coronavirus> https://www.rcog.org.uk/en/guidelines-research-services/guidelines/coronavirus-pregnancy/covid-19-virus-infection-and-pregnancy/ If you’re struggling with your mental health, and need … More Mental Health Awareness – Useful Links and Contacts
Most people expect you to be happy when you announce you’re pregnant – and probably assume you are absolutely thrilled. It’s one of the reasons they don’t ask about your mental health, I think. If they do ask how you’re doing, it can feel like they’re only asking to compare notes. They expect to hear … More What people expect when you’re expecting
Let’s Talk Lady Business is my dedicated website promoting positive female mental health, and raising awareness of subjects which create stigma. It also aims to remove taboos, and end the shaming, exploitation and violence towards women. To find our more click here.
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
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
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