Pregnancy after a Fertility Journey Group

This group welcomes anyone who is pregnant after they’ve been on a difficult fertility journey.

This group has regular meetings via Zoom (visit our Events page to find out when the next meeting is) and an active WhatsApp group.

For more information contact claire@fertilitynetworkuk.org or join the private Facebook group here.  

Join our HealthUlocked forum here

Parenting after a Fertility Journey Group

This group offers support to parents who have been on a difficult fertility journey.

We have regular zoom meetings and an active WhatsApp group. For details email claire@fertilitynetworkuk.org

Our next online Parenting Support meeting will be on Wednesday 22nd May 2024, from 8pm. For the zoom link email claire@fertilitynetworkuk.org or you can access the event via our Pregnancy Support closed Facebook group here

What is Perinatal Mental Health?

You will most probably have heard of postnatal depression (PND) but there are also other conditions associated with maternal mental health. Perinatal mental health (PMH) concerns a woman’s emotional and psychological wellbeing during pregnancy and up to around three years after giving birth and effects many women who have experienced a difficult fertility journey. PMH conditions include pre and postnatal depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder and birth trauma.

It’s important to seek help as soon as you can, if you think you or someone you know might be affected by any of these conditions.

If you are looking for additional Perinatal Mental Health Support and are struggling to get a referral from your Midwife or GP, please check out PANDAS, PND Awareness & Support. 

 

Some useful links from Tommy’s Pregnancy Hub:

Mental health information and support: https://www.tommys.org/pregnancy-information/im-pregnant/mental-health-wellbeing

Early Pregnancy information: https://www.tommys.org/pregnancy-information/im-pregnant/early-pregnancy

Facebook group – Pregnancy and Parenting after loss (>4k members) https://www.facebook.com/groups/351266875799474?locale=en_GB

We also have a team of midwives that anyone can contact (Mon-Fri 9-5pm) either via phone 0800 0147 800 or email, midwife@tommys.org 

Additionally we have a dedicated service for black and black mixed heritage women: https://www.tommys.org/pregnancy-information/about-tommys-pregnancy-information/video-call-service