Pregnancy can significantly impact a woman’s mental health. The hormonal changes, physical discomfort, and emotional shifts during this period can lead to mood swings, anxiety, and depression. Additionally, the anticipation of becoming a parent, concerns about the baby’s health, and changes in personal and professional life can add to the stress.

It’s essential for pregnant women to seek support and discuss any mental health concerns you have with your health care visitor, midwife or GP to ensure both the well-being of yourself and baby.


NHS help in pregnancy

You can find care for your mental health before, during and after pregnancy.


Some charities and organisations offer support for mental health during pregnancy.