Wednesday 28 February 2024
Salisbury Foundation Trust

Postnatal Mental Wellbeing

You are the most important person in your baby's life. It can be easy to forget about your own needs during in the early months after birth because the main focus is on your baby. As these are the most vulnerable months of your baby's life, it is vital that you are as healthy as possible through this period.

Approximately 1 in 5 women experience depression, anxiety, or other emotional difficulties during this period, regardless of background, age, race, life circumstances or past history. For some women, these may not be severe and don't last very long. For others, they become worse which can make it difficult to enjoy motherhood and get on with life. If you experience these difficulties, it is essential that you speak to your midwife or GP to ensure that you are given the right type of support as soon as possible.

Postnatal Depression (PND)
Birth Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Our staff at Salisbury District Hospital have long been well regarded for the quality of care and treatment they provide for our patients and for their innovation, commitment and professionalism. This has been recognised in a wide range of achievements and it is reflected in our award of NHS Foundation Trust status. This is afforded to hospitals that provide the highest standards of care.

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