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Here you can find some fact sheets that were produced by Mind Cymru with support from the Welsh Government. They contain useful information about mental health and wellbeing for expectant and new parents. If you would like more information about what support is available locally then please speak to Tracy on  0791 8643 208.

Well-being for new and expecting parents

What is well-being

Well-being and being a parent

Five ways to well-being

Fact sheet

Perinatal mental health for new and expecting parents

Aims of factsheet

  • To help you know more about perinatal mental health problems like post natal depression
  • To help you help yourself or help your partner
  • To find out what support there is for you

It is common to feel somewhat ‘on edge’ during this perinatal time especially if this is your first baby and it is common to experience the ‘baby blues’ for 3-5 days after giving birth. However if during pregnancy you are feeling very low or anxious or after the birth your low and anxious feelings persist, please read on and seek help from your GP, midwife or health visitor.

Fact sheet

Perinatal mental health for partners, family members and carers

Aims of factsheet

  • To explain perinatal mental health problems
  • To list some signs to look out for
  • To give some helpful advice and support
  • Is someone close to you expecting or recently had a baby?
  • Are you concerned that they have low mood and are not coping well?

You may be in the best position to help. Research suggests social support to be effective in overcoming emotional difficulties during this time.

Fact sheet

Perinatal mental health for primary care professionals

Aims of factsheet

  • To help you have a better understanding of the different types of perinatal mental health issues
  • To offer practitioners tips on assessment and intervention
  • To Increase awareness of managing maternal mental illness during pregnancy to maximize infant development
  • To be aware of cultural health beliefs and preferences.

Fact sheet

Puerperal psychosis

Aims of the factsheet

  • To help you know more about puerperal psychosis (also known as postpartum psychosis)
  • To share tips and insights from mothers who have recovered from puerperal psychosis
  • To find out what support there is available to you

Fact sheet

Traumatic birth and post-traumatic stress discorder (PTSD)

Aims of the factsheet

  • To help you know more about birth trauma and PTSD
  • To share tips and insights to help yourself or support your partner
  • To find out what support there is available to you

Please note that this factsheet is concerned with Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) occurring after childbirth. However, it also includes information for those women who do not have a diagnosis of PTSD but who are experiencing some of the symptoms.

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