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Mental health doctor Alain explains how you are the best person to know whether what you're feeling is normal for you - and why it's so important to talk to someone if you feel something's not right.

Feelings in pregnancy

New mum Nicola talks about some of her feelings when she was pregnant, including being very emotional at her first ultrasound scan.

Feelings after birth

New mum Rebecca talks about feeling low and emotional after her baby was born. Talking to friends and family can help – but if you need more support, talk to your midwife or health visitor

Mental Health problems

Mental health doctor Alain explains what postnatal depression is, and what to do if you have it.

Coping and support

New mum Katie, who has depression, talks about some simple, practical steps she took took to help avoid stress and keep her relationship strong.

If you're feeling low, talk to your midwife, health visitor or doctor.

You can get information and support from PANDAS (, helpline 0843 2898401) or APNI (, helpline 020 7386 0868).

Getting help and treatment

Women's mental health doctor Trudi talks about when to ask for help if you're not feeling right or you're worried about your mental health. Talk to your midwife, health visitor or doctor about how you feel.

Mental health long films

Four mothers talk about their experiences of having depression and anxiety, and health professionals describe the options for support and treatment. This video is a clip from the longer film.

You can get information and support for depression and anxiety at MIND ( helpline 0300 123 3393 or text 86463), PANDAS ( helpline 0843 2898401), APNI (, helpline 0207 386 0868) or Anxiety UK (, helpline 08444 775 774).