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Action on Postpartum Psychosis

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Developing antenatal education resources on severe perinatal mental illness

Postpartum Psychosis is a severe postnatal mental illness affecting around 1 in 500 women. Naomi Gilbert, Campaigns & Policy Coordinator for the charity Action on Postpartum Psychosis points out that few parents are informed about the signs of the condition during antenatal education. She describes some of the concerns and......
Midwifery Sector News

Maternal Mental Health Problems Rising

Louis Theroux’s latest documentary ‘Mothers On the Edge’ shone a light on the terrifying realities of psychosis in new mothers – however amongst midwives and health visitors the volume of conversation around post-partum mental health has been steadily rising for some time.     In this standing-room-only seminar from the......