It doesn’t matter who you talk to, but it is worth having someone in mind that you can trust and who can support you if needed. Transitioning to becoming a parent is an important stage in your life. Many women (and their partners) can feel anxious, unhappy, mentally distressed, depressed and this can be unexpected.
You may have mixed emotions about your pregnancy and your baby. This is completely normal. Here are some common signs that you should talk through with your midwife, GP or health visitor:
Some women may also have:
Strict rituals or obsessions
If you find it hard to talk about how you are feeling you could start by using The Wellbeing Plan: www.tommys.org/pregnancy-information/health-professionals/free-pregnancy-resources/wellbeing-plan
Other useful resources for managing your emotional and mental wellbeing are here:
Facebook - crafting through crisis peer support group: www.facebook.com/craftingthroughcrisis