Perinatal care

Women are four times more likely to experience depression during their reproductive years. They are at a higher risk of emotional challenges during hormonal changes, such as during pregnancy and postpartum.

Around one in six women experience postnatal depression, and even more can experience anxiety.

Without care, this can also affect the mother-baby bonding relationship.

If you or someone you know is experiencing low mood or anxiety during pregnancy or after childbirth – we can help.

What do our specialists help with?

At Re-centre our perinatal care includes

  • Antenatal and postnatal depression
  • Elective c-section assessments
  • Medication advice in pregnancy and breastfeeding
  • Preconception assessment and advice
  • Maintaining mental wellbeing for women who are trying to conceive (who have had previous mental health difficulties)
  • Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Couples issues
  • Bonding issues
  • Grief and loss

How we can help

Usually your care will start with an assessment by one of our perinatal psychiatrists. Together, you can then develop a care pathway.

Your care may be provided by a psychiatrist, clinical psychologist, nurse therapist or a combination of them – depending on what you need and want.

We can then help with a variety of therapy techniques and styles reflecting your personal goals, experiences, and expectations.

Re-centre personal therapy can include:

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Interpersonal Therapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Complementary support

We also provide complementary support such as yoga, mindfulness, or art therapy options that form part of our group programmes. Please discuss with your specialist whether this could be part of your treatment.

How can Re-centre help?

If you’re looking for an alternative to 1:1 personal therapy, we also offer courses and workshops to help you.

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