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Perinatal mental health

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Perinatal mental health

Pregnancy, labour, birth and having a baby can bring a huge range of emotions to both you and your partner. Although you will have lots of positive feelings while you build a relationship with your baby, you may feel overwhelmed, exhausted and a loss of freedom and/or identity.

It is important to realise that these feelings are normal while you adjust to being a parent.

However, if these feelings are all-encompassing and you feel that it is affecting your daily life then it may be worth seeking some support.

This section outlines the different types of mental health difficutlies that women and their partners can face during the perinatal period, what treatments are available and links to support.

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