Having a baby is a big life event, and it's natural to experience a range of emotions and reactions during and after your pregnancy. But if these feelings start to have a negative impact on how you live your life, you might be experiencing a mental health problem.

This could be a new mental health problem or reoccurrence of a previous mental health problem you've experienced before. This is known as a perinatal mental health problem and 1 in 5 women experience mild to severe mental ill-health during pregnancy or after birth.

Our specialist perinatal mental health service is for women and birthing people who are planning a pregnancy, are pregnant or have a baby. Women with a baby need to be referred to the service before their baby is 12 months old. We care for women with serious or complex mental health needs.