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Mental health and pregnancy

How are you feeling today? Good mental health before, during, and after your baby is born is vital. Looking after yourself will help you to look after your baby.

Our mental health is as important as our physical health – but it can be easy to overlook it when there is so much going on, especially when you’re pregnant or have a new baby.

Looking after yourself

Just as you are planning your baby's arrival, you can also plan to look after yourself during your pregnancy. Tommy's Wellbeing Plan can help do this and be prepared for after the birth.

If you'd like help and information on taking care of yourself specifically during pregnancy, have a look at Tommy's mental wellbeing page.

Share your worries

It's normal to have some worries during pregnancy. If you're concerned about how you're feeling, you can always talk to your midwife or doctor.

They might be able to reassure you or point you in the right direction of all the support that you need, without judgment.

If you're anxious about your relationship, money, health, or how you'll cope with having a baby, you might find it helpful to talk to someone you trust, like your partner, friends, or family.

Whatever you're worried about, don't bottle it up – you are important and there is help available if you need it.

You can find more advice in Your mental health.

Take care of your mind

Looking after your mind is just as important as looking after your body, but it can be easily overlooked. Every Mind Matters has lots of expert advice and practical tips to help you stay on top of your mental wellbeing.

Further help and support

For more advice and tips on coping with emotional changes, stress and anxiety during (and after) pregnancy, have a look at:

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