Medication includes antidepressants, antipsychotics and medicine to help with anxiety and sleep. A psychiatrist will talk to you about the different medicines which may help you. They will explain the side effects, how the medicines might help you and how long they might take to work. They will also help you weigh up the risks and benefits of using medication in pregnancy and/or while breastfeeding. You can decide together on the best option for you and your baby. The team will review your medication and any side effects every week.
Therapies can help with managing symptoms and thinking about any previous traumatic experiences or relationship difficulties. They can look at any problems in your relationship with your baby and help improve your confidence as a mum.
Group therapies may also be available. These can help everyone realise that they are not alone in what they are experiencing.