Emotions and mental health

What can you expect at your six week postnatal check-up? Find out more about the checks you will receive post pregnancy to see if you are recovering well after giving birth.
Giving birth and having a child are profound emotional experiences. This article outlines some of the emotions you may encounter after having a baby.
Feeling emotional or low after birth is very common. The majority of new mothers experience the ‘baby blues’. Find out what it is, signs and symptoms and how long it lasts.
We talk to Eve Canavan who suffered from postpartum psychosis and how she used her experience to advise EastEnders on the Stacey Branning storyline to raise awareness about...
Eve Canavan shares her experience of postpartum psychosis, how she finally got the help she needed and why Mother and Baby Units are so important
Postnatal depression (PND) affects many new mums. If you are wondering if you have postnatal depression; read about the causes, signs, symptoms and treatment for PND here.
People often experience changes in their relationships with partners, family and friends after having a baby. Read about ways to deal with relationship stress as well as ways to...
Here we look at how you can get back to the sex life you want after birth while feeling comfortable and confident.
The birth of a child can be emotionally challenging for many parents. Read about how postnatal depression can also affect fathers including causes, symptoms and treatment.
Postpartum psychosis (puerperal psychosis) is a psychiatric condition which occurs after birth in a small percentage of women. Read about risks, symptoms and treatment here.
We debunk myths about perinatal mental health and encourage parents to talk about how they're feeling.