Mothers Matter

A not-for-profit organisation offering Pre- and Post-natal support for women and their families. 1-2-1 support and wellbeing support for women during their pregnancies and after their babies are born. 

Prenatal Depression

Prenatal Depression commonly occurs during your pregnancy. Prenatal Depression is also known as antenatal depression. Conditions can vary from mild to severe and can affect women in different ways. Its completely natural to feel overwhelmed and anxious during this time.

Finding out you are pregnant can bring a bag of emotions and make feelings very overwhelming and multiplied. It can also bring sickness and fatigue; these are completely normal in pregnancy.

However, you know your body best, and you’ll know if it may be something more. Even if you are just questioning your feelings, please seek medical advice or contact a support service.

 

Symptoms of Prenatal Depression to look out for:

These symptoms may vary for each individual and may include:

  • Feeling sad, guilty or confused
  • Feeling more emotional 
  • Experiencing fatigue or low mood
  • Lacking appetite or overeating
  • Lacking concentration
  • Lack of enjoyment
  • Insomnia or nightmares
  • Worrying all the time
  • Withdrawing from your friends and family
  • Short tempered or easily irritated

The best support you can get is turning to friends and family. Be honest about how you are feeling. Access local support services, attend mother’s groups, ask your midwife or health visitor or go and see your GP

Mothers Matter offer local support to mothers during pregnancy through to motherhood

Support available for Perinatal Health:

Some ways to support your health and wellbeing include:

  • Listening Opportunities
  • Counselling
  • Local groups
  • Online forums
  • Befriending Services
  • Pregnancy Hubs
  • Antenatal Classes
  • Workshops
  • Practising Self Care  – some actions which may help include going for a walk, reframing thoughts and behaviours, putting aside time for you, spending time with friends and family
  • Medication – if you have exhausted other options first, and its safe to take during your pregnancy

Contact Mothers Matter

If you feel you may benefit from any of our services,  then please contact Mothers Matter:

Opening times

Monday - Friday 9.30am until 5.30pm
Saturday 9.30am - 2pm

07393 316 301

How can we help?

Feel free to ask a question or simply leave a comment.


Mothers Matter C.I.C. is funded by National Community Trust, UNLTD, RCT Council and CAF