Being pregnant can be an exciting and nerve-racking time. Mental health is fluid and we can all move up and down the mental health continuum throughout our lives. How much we move up and down the continuum can be exaggerated during times of significant change, such as pregnancy. Emotional distress or mental health problems can affect you during pregnancy in a number of ways such as;
Anxiety – about the baby, concerns about the upcoming labour, worry that you will not connect with your baby, anxiety about becoming a parent, concerns that you are not ready to become a parent.
Depression – Pre-partum blues or mild depression during pregnancy is generally related to the huge social and physical changes that are taking place for the expectant mother. Change is a part of life and can be a good thing however it usually involves loss of some sort. This can lead to mixed feelings during pregnancy.
The baby blues – New mothers usually get the baby blues in the first two weeks following childbirth. This is very common and affects as many as 8 in 10 women.
Postnatal depression – Post-natal depression can happen at any time for up to 2 years after giving birth and affects 1 in 8 women. Post Natal Depression can have a significant impact on the mother, baby and their wider family.

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Crisis Care

If you are concerned about yours or someone else’s immediate safety, then call 999 for emergency services. If you feel that you need urgent help to be able to keep yourself or others safe it is important to contact your GP. Outside of GP hours, the following crisis support is available: Crisis Helpline In times of crisis or distress please call: 0300 456 83 42 5.00pm – 9.00am Monday to Friday, with 24 hours cover at weekends including Bank Holidays. Samaritans (24 hours daily) 08457 90 90 90 (national number) or 01737 248444 (East Surrey Samaritans), email: More on crisis/emergency resources here