Perinatal mental health

The perinatal period

Having a new baby can be an exciting time, but it can also come with unexpected challenges for parents. Between sleepless nights, disruption to routine, changes in hormones, and shifts to the family dynamic, it is no wonder many people struggle.

Anxiety and depression during pregnancy and the first-year post-birth is very common for both women and partners.

ANTENATAL ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION

Occurs during pregnancy and affects 1 in 10 women

POSTNATAL ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION

Occurs within the first 12 months after birth and affects 1 in 6 women

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1 IN 5 MUMS AND 1 IN 10 PARTNERS

Experience depression or anxiety in the perinatal period

What is Perinatal?

As many people struggle with their mental health before and during pregnancy and continue to after childbirth, we use the term ‘perinatal’ to cover the period from conception until the baby is 12 months old.

People who have a history of anxiety and depression, as well as people who have never experienced them can be affected.

Managing perinatal anxiety and depression
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Where to get help
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Additional support
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Online treatment

Another option is online treatment. MindSpot offers free online and telephone delivered treatments which help people manage their symptoms of stress, anxiety, low mood and depression.

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