Maternal Mental Health – Women’s Voices

Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, February 2017

This report presents the results of a survey of over 2300 women about their experiences of mental health problems during and after pregnancy.  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.  The reports finds that women are 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.

Click here to read the full report.