The RCOG has launched the results of a survey of over 2300 women about their experiences of mental health problems during and after pregnancy.
Women have spoken out frankly about their experiences of perinatal mental health problems, engagement with healthcare professionals and the quality of NHS and social care received. The results present a stark picture of how services are letting down some of the most vulnerable women in our society, and provides key recommendations for healthcare professionals, managers, providers, commissioners and policy-makers.
- Women reported experiencing low rates of referral, long waits, regional variation of care, a lack of continuity of care, misunderstanding and stigma
- The mental health of women’s partners is also often neglected by healthcare professionals and services
Our infographic (PDF, 1.4 mb) shows some of the myths and facts around maternal mental health.
You can download the full report below.