Women & Families Maternal Mental Health Pledge

Saturday, 16 May 2020

More than 1 in 5 women will experience mental health difficulties in pregnancy or the first postnatal year. Women who have experienced mental health problems in pregnancy or after childbirth have identified these expectations.

What some women said:


''I am fully involved and at thecentre of my care so I can make the best decisions for me, my pregnancy and my infant’s future health.''

''I am confident that the staff who care for me have the right knowledge and skills.''

''I am able to talk about my mental health without fear or being judged.''

''I am given advice and care if I have pre-existing mental health problem.''

''My family are given information and support for themselves and to support me.''

'' I will be able to access talking therapies quickly, if I need them.''

''My baby will have parents who have good mental health support.''

''I will be looked after by experts, no matter where I live in Scotland.''


If you are experiencing mental health difficulties or need support speak to your GP, midwife, health visitor or NHS 24.
For full details of the pledge visit - www.pmhn.scot.nhs.uk/pledge/