Up to 1 in 10 women and 1 in 20 men experience antenatal depression, with anxiety being just as common. This could include symptoms such as panic attacks, persistent, generalised worry, feeling constantly sad or having abrupt mood swings. Sometimes these symptoms continue even after pregnancy and may affect your ability to bond with your newborn.
If you or someone that you know is suffering from these symptoms, it is important to know that there is help, you are not alone. Please pop by and see me in clinic for more information.
This World Health Day is dedicated to celebrating the work of nurses and midwives around the world. 🌏
Throughout my career nurses and midwives have always played an integral part to looking after patients. Not only do they look after patients but they also look after us doctors too! Back when I was a junior doctor I had some fond memories of being bleeped by the nurses on a night shift to attend to patients and after seeing the patients, the friendly nursing staff would always offer me a cup of tea and a biscuit.
Thank you for your ongoing high quality of care and respect that you provide us all.