At different stages of your pregnancy and even after birth, you may feel that you would benefit from talking to someone. Perhaps you have anxieties over labour or are concerned that once you are back at home you will need some more help to adjust to your new situation.

Although we do not have a counselling service at the maternity unit, our midwives can refer you to external services based in the community and also to local support groups. All you need to do to receive this information is to speak to your midwife at the earliest possible opportunity.

There are also some good online resources on counselling which you might like to look at.