Around 1 in 5 women will experience a mental health problem either during pregnancy or after giving birth. It can be really difficult to open up about a mental health problem at this point in life - a new mother might feel pressure to be happy, or worry that others may not think she's able to look after her child. Read these stories to hear personal perspectives about perinatal mental illness and the misconceptions that people have about it. 

A mothers gift

Jane's motherhood blogThe inspiration for my blog is my late grandmother. She was just the perfect mother and grandmother, and if I can give my children half of what she gave me; I will be happy (although I am sure I will have many a moment of self-doubt, self-loathing and guilt along the way).

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