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What is perinatal mental health?

Perinatal describes the time for a mother, partner and baby from conception to the first year of a baby’s life.  There are different Perinatal Mental Health concerns that can occur.

These include perinatal anxiety, perinatal depression, intrusives thoughts, perinatal obsessive compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder and birth trauma or puerperal psychosis.

Further information regarding symptoms can be found by following this link: 

If you have any concerns regarding your mental health please talk to your Midwife, Health Visitor or GP to access help and support. #pmhpwhatispmh