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Emotions and mental health

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Six week postnatal check-up

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.

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Your emotions 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.

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10 myths about parenthood and mental health

We debunk myths about perinatal mental health and encourage parents to talk about how they're feeling.

Baby blues - information and support

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.

Postpartum psychosis, EastEnders and me

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

One mum’s experience of postpartum psychosis

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

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.

Changes in your relationships after having a baby

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.

Sex after having a baby

Here we look at how you can get back to the sex life you want after birth while feeling comfortable and confident.

What is postpartum psychosis?

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.

Postnatal depression in fathers

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.