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RCOG welcomes plans to improve mental health support for pregnant women and new parents

9 Mar 2022

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists welcomes the Amplifying Maternal Voices project, which has been launched to improve mothers’ and families’ access to support for their mental health.


The project is a collaboration between Mental Health Foundation and the Maternal Mental Health Alliance. It will work towards achieving equal mental health care for all women in perinatal services.

Responding to the news, Dr Edward Morris, President of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, said:

“We welcome plans to improve access to mental health services for pregnant women and new parents. Access to support during and following pregnancy is essential to ensuring the health and wellbeing of women and their babies.
“Everyone should have equitable access to support throughout the perinatal and postnatal period, and this includes a 6-week postnatal wellbeing and mental health check. It is vital that these services have adequate resources to best support women and pregnant people.”



For media enquiries please contact the RCOG press office on +44 (0)7740 175342 or email


Notes to editor

  • More information on the project is available here
  • Policy and governance
  • Pregnancy and birth