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.
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 maternal mental health issues
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 tackle issues.
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.