How boosting attachment reduces number of babies going into care, reports Children & Young People Now. A project in Norfolk is reducing the number of babies needing to go into care by promoting parents’ mental health and improving parent-child attachment
Another from Medical News Today: Researchers have found anxiety around the arrival of a new baby is just as common as postnatal depression, and the risks for men are nearly as high as for women. Mental health researchers reviewed 43 separate studies and found anxiety before and after a child arrives is just as prevalent as depression, affecting around one in ten men, around half the rate for women.
Two in five new parents experience mental health issues, poll finds
From The Guardian: Two in five parents experienced a mental health issue during or after pregnancy with their first child, according to a survey, which found many are too afraid to seek professional support. The poll of 2,000 new mothers and fathers, for the Royal College of Nursing (RCN), found that less than half (46%) of those who suffered from anxiety, depression or another mental health issue considered seeking help from a healthcare professional. A quarter of those who did not seek professional support said they were too scared to do so.
Mother sentenced for killing baby son
A very sad story covered by the BBC relevant , “A woman who killed her baby while she was mentally ill has been given a suspended jail sentence.”
Prevention and treatment perinatal mental health services tailored specifically for men are needed
* @PaulGaldas: “Prevention and treatment perinatal mental health services tailored specifically for men are needed
@DrAndyMayers: Fantastic #perinatal #mentalhealth resources via @NHSLondonSCN @MMHAlliance @rcpsych @WLMHT @PNDSupportNW6:
* @MHatWORK: Perinatal mental health care animation @ProfAndySmith @DrBillSchmitz @JR_MerseyCare at last recognition #depression
Perinatal mental health care animation
This short animation explains the benefits of specialist perinatal mental health services for people who experience mental health problems during or after pregnancy.
According to a report in the independent a poll found that many pregnant women are struggling with signs of antenatal depression, but are afraid to tell their doctor or midwife. NHS data suggests up to 15 per cent of women suffer antenatal depression.
But the poll found some 30 per cent of mothers-to-be frequently experience five or more key indicators of the condition.
According to a report in Medical News Today stress in pregnancy can be transmitted to both the first and second generation of offspring