Information and support in one place.

Postnatal illness or depression is a common issue that can follow after giving birth. It can not only affect the mother/ birth-giver it can also affect fathers and partners.

Support organisations and charities

The Association for Postnatal Illness (APNI)

The Association for Postnatal Illness (APNI) offers support and advice to anyone suffering with or affected by Post-Natal Illness.

Support organisations and charities

FLY Mama is a trauma informed online platform which supports you physically and emotionally following perinatal trauma and loss.

We have carefully designed our pre-recorded bundles to allow you to access professional and safe support that you can trust at your fingertips.

We provide Women’s Health education talks and clinically led Pilates classes led by our specialist Physiotherapist aswell as nervous system education and regulation talks and trauma informed Yoga and Breathwork classes from our somatic trauma specialist.

We also provide you with Matrescence coaching and journaling classes from our motherhood coach and finally, we are building a supportive online community where you can gain support from women and birthing people who have been through similar experiences to you.

We believe that you deserve safe and expert advise that is sensitive to your needs and understanding of your situation and we are honoured to provide this for you.

Support organisations and charities

Mind, the mental health charity.

When you're living with a mental health problem, or supporting someone who is, having access to the right information is vital.

Visit our website or contact our InfoLine at 0300 123 3393

Email: [email protected]

Our lines are open 9am to 6pm, Monday to Friday

(except for bank holidays).

Support organisations and charities

We have a variety of different support services available, all run by a trained team of PANDAS volunteers who are here to help you.

Our aim is to make sure no parent, family or carer feels alone. We have a variety of support services available to ensure help is delivered in a way that is right for you. No one suffering any form of mental illness should feel they’re on their own.

Legal advice.

If the worst occurs, like any complaint or claim, it is vital to seek advice as soon as possible. If suitable, you may be invited to speak with your treating doctors to discuss the events that led to the death and to provide you with an opportunity to ask questions. On some occasions it is not immediately clear what the cause of death was, and a post-mortem examination may be advised. A post-mortem is a type of autopsy and examination performed on the baby to determine the cause of death.

This is an important step to take in terms of registering the death and on some occasions involving genetic conditions, can be used to monitor and treat future pregnancies. In some cases, the hospital may wish to conduct an investigation into the circumstances around your child’s death. As part of this process, they may look at your medical records, speak with you and your partner and the staff involved in your care. If this takes place you are entitled to a copy of any investigation report, any comments obtained from the staff and a set of your medical records.

This should be conducted with the upmost respect and sympathy to you and your family and you should be referred to the patient liaison services or complaint team for support. Consideration should be made as to whether a referral for counselling or further treatment is required.

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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

PTSD is an anxiety disorder. It may be caused by stressful, frightening or distressing events and can develop immediately following an event or many weeks, months or years later.

Birth trauma support for partners and family

Witnessing a traumatic birth or living with a birth injury can have a devastating effect on partners, siblings, and other family members.

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