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Looking after your mental health during pregnancy and after birth

Page last updated: 11/06/2020 at 15:32

This is understandably a difficult and stressful time for many people. And it may be particularly so if you are pregnant or have recently had a baby.

This is why it’s important to take care of yourself and use support services if you have any concerns about your health or your baby’s health.

Services are still running and still able to see families.

To help you do this, we have created the following guidance:

Mental health and wellbeing tips
What to do if you or a loved one feel mentally unwell


Support for mums and families

Maternal Mental Health Alliance members have adapted services for mums and families during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Get support now >


Special thanks to those Maternal Mental Health Alliance members, Everyone’s Business lived experience champions, maternity and maternal mental health professionals who helped produce this guidance.