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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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Sex after a baby: 10 questions to ask yourself

Wondering how soon you can have sex after giving birth? Here are some questions you should ask yourself to figure out what’s right for you.

Postnatal depression: The questions you really want to ask

Heard it discussed but still feel in the dark? Here are the answers to the most common postnatal depression questions…

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Postnatal depression in dads: 10 things you should know

It’s easy to focus on mums in the postnatal period. But let’s not forget dads, who can be suffering in silence.

Baby Blues

The baby blues: What to expect

You’ve arrived home with your baby and feel overjoyed but then, out of nowhere, all you can do is cry. Welcome to a very common condition the baby blues…

Postpartum Mum & Baby

Postpartum psychosis: What is it?

It’s one of the most extreme postnatal issues and yet it’s rarely spoken about. Here’s what you need to know

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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.

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

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.