Vanessa from MamaBabyBliss on BBC East Midlands, June 2020.
All pregnant women and new mothers can now access specialist mental health care in the area where they live, NHS England has announced.
Five years ago around 40% of the country had no access to specialist community perinatal mental health treatment in their local area, but this welcome change means there is now full geographical coverage.[Read more…] about NHS England announces specialist mental health support for new mums
I love this time of year. Ever since I was a little girl, Christmas gets me excited in October. And I love New Year too. Not just because of the socialising but because it’s a time of year when I consciously take the time to reflect and take the opportunity to take stock of my life.
Anxious that you may lose your baby? Guilty that you aren’t enjoying being pregnant? Unable to acknowledge that you are having a baby? Angry that people are treating your pregnancy as ‘normal’? Sleepless nights while you wait for this pregnancy to go further than the baby you lost before? Wondering where all the medical support has gone? Not able to believe?
It’s great to see the issue of postnatal mental health being raised on TV again, and this time it was the turn of our founder Justina Perry to talk about the problems faced by parents.
The interview was part of a feature on BBC1’s Look East, and this was Justina’s first time on live TV. Footage and interviews shot at Secret Garden Hitchin were also part of the feature. MamaBabyBliss teacher Rachel Allen can also be spotted![Read more…] about MamaBabyBliss on the BBC again