Planning a Pregnancy

The decision to have a baby is one of the most important choices you will ever make.  If you have a current or previous mental health problem it is important to get advice to help you:

  • Understand how pregnancy can affect your mental health

  • Find out about any risk of postnatal mental illness

  • Decide whether to continue, change or stop your medication

  • Decide whether a talking therapy would be helpful

  • Find out about anything that will improve your physical health

  • Stop using alcohol, drugs or cigarettes

  • Think about the support you will need from professionals, family and friends

A pregnancy planning (or preconception) appointment means you will get individualised advice. 

For more information click on the icons in the boxes below:

The Royal College of Psychiatrists

Information leaflet which I have co-authored

Tommy's Charity

  • Information and advice

  • Pregnancy planning tool