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 - http://maternalmentalhealth.org/ 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.