We provide a specialist service to women living in Devon and Torbay who would plan to deliver their baby at any maternity unit in Devon. Our team work with women who are seeking pre-pregnancy advice or are pregnant. We also see women who are referred within six months of the postnatal period, and may remain involved up to 12 months after childbirth.
We are a specialist multi-disciplinary team providing care and treatment for women who are pregnant or postnatal and are at risk of, or are affected by mental health concerns. We also offer expert advice to women considering pregnancy if they have a diagnosed mental illness, are on medication for their mental health or have experienced a previous significant postnatal illness.
We offer evidence-based treatments in a way that is best suited to each person, their baby and family. Mental health concerns are not uncommon during this time but they are known to respond well to care and treatment.
We currently see women who are having their antenatal care at the following locations:
We will talk with you about what our service can offer and whether telephone advice or an appointment is necessary.
We aim to see everyone within four weeks of referral,unless urgent, an appointment will take around one hour. You can bring someone with you to the appointment if you wish.
We will talk through with you any concerns you may have about your mental wellbeing. Our aim is to promote wellness in pregnancy and where indicated develop plans for the postnatal period to prevent relapse.