Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week

We will be sharing conversations this week supporting Mental Health Awareness Week … something that is so important for all of us, and affects us all in different ways.

Starting the conversation and thoughts is the wonderful Jennifer @poochandcooch

Jennifer is a mom and midwife, so she is coming to this from various angles which is always really interesting.

Thanks so much for sharing Jennifer …

… This week is maternal mental health awareness week. I’m very passionate about maternal mental health and will forever speak, support and try my best to empower others to speak about it.

Helping mothers, helping babies!
In many countries, as many as 1 in 5 new mothers experiences some type of perinatal mood and anxiety disorder (PMADs). These illnesses frequently go unnoticed and untreated, often with tragic and long-term consequences to both mother and child.

No one is immune!
Women of every culture, age, income level and race can develop perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. Symptoms can appear any time during pregnancy and the first 12 months after childbirth. There are effective and well-researched treatment options available to help women recover.

No health without mental health!
Increasing awareness will drive social change with a goal toward improving the quality of care for women experiencing all types of PMADs, and reducing the stigma of maternal mental illness. We are encouraging mental health professionals, friends and relatives of new moms to ask her how she’s really feeling and encourage her to seek help.

Please ask a new mother, How are YOU doing?????
Lets empower, support and encourage all new Mother’s through the journey of motherhood

Support groups

  • Postnatal Depression Ireland
    021 492 2083
  • Samaritans 24hr listening service
    116 123
  • Parentline 1890 92 72 77
  • Cuidiú-Irish Childbirth Trust
    01 872 4501
  • Aware 1800 80 48
  • Grow 1890 474


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