We provide support to parents who may be having difficulties adjusting to:
- Current pregnancy and/or birth complications
- Previous pregnancy complications, loss or birth trauma affecting a current pregnancy
- Fears which affect pregnancy, birth or maternity care. This includes Tokophobia (fear of childbirth), needle and hospital phobia
We are a team of 2 Psychologists and a Specialist Midwife. We are part of the wider Maternity and neonatal services and staff.
You will be contacted by one of the team for a telephone or Near Me (video) assessment appointment so we can make sense of your difficulties and discuss what support you might need. One appointment might be enough or we might decide to arrange further appointments. Sometimes we suggest other support options such as recommended self help. An appointment usually lasts for around an hour.
As part of the assessment process you may be asked to complete a confidentiality and consent form as well as questionnaires. The questionnaires help us to understand how you are feeling right now and also help us to see any changes in how you are feeling during your time with the service. If you have any questions about this you can ask us at your appointment.
If you have any questions about your appointment please phone Maternity & Neonatal Psychology: 01383 565 393
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