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A stay in hospital can be a daunting time for anyone whether it is for a short or long time. But having someone with you can help you recover and make you feel more at ease.

Keeping in contact with friends and family is important to patients. It is recognised that a balance is needed between maintaining that contact and allowing for rest and recuperation. In response to feedback from patients, families and carers wards and departments have local guidelines about visiting times so please do check before visiting.

At Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust, we are proud to provide expert, compassionate care.

We are here for our local population of about 675,000 residents across Portsmouth and south east Hampshire and care for many people beyond, including providing some tertiary services to a catchment area of more than 2m people.

During your stay in hospital you will meet a number of different members of staff.  All members of staff wear name badges, but if you are not sure who someone is or what they do, please feel free to ask them to introduce themselves and explain what they do. 

If you have any questions about your treatment, please ask a doctor or a nurse.

There are lots of opportunities for you to get involved with the Trust, from volunteering to attending our public meetings, our Annual General Meeting or our hospital open day which is held every year.

Maternal Emotional Wellbeing

Last updated: 28 November 2019

Maternal Emotional Wellbeing Matters – Portsmouth

Your emotional wellbeing matters……and it is okay to tell.

It is normal to sometimes feel down and more anxious when you are pregnant or a new mother, but if you find you are  feeling low more than you are feeling happy or are overly anxious, you need to talk with someone.

This website - will guide you, should you find you need more support, with your emotional wellbeing during your pregnancy or following your birth. It is important to know that it is normal and that there is good support for you.

At Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust our midwives are trained to support women who may be worried about their emotional wellbeing, we have a Lead Obstetrician and a Special Perinatal Mental Health midwife, who are both available to offer additional support with planning for your baby’s birth and for the early postnatal days.

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