There’s a new report out about the incidence of depression during pregnancy and after birth. It seems like modern life is decreasing our ability to be excited about having a baby and becoming a mum. There’s too much pressure to become the ‘perfect’ mum.

Is it that? Or is there too little peer support? Not enough preparation?

Any ideas of what can be done to protect our mental health during pregnancy and beyond?

Lots of mums say the NCT helps. Did the NCT give you a network of friends? Was that enough?

Will filling in a form ‘My pregnancy & post-birth wellbeing plan help’?

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