Buy the "Anxiety and fear during pregnancy" boxset
It is recognised levels of mental health complications for women in pregnancy are increasing globally. Anxiety and fear in pregnancy are currently not recognised or well addressed in maternity services, despite the potential impact on postpartum mental health and future wellbeing of the baby.
This June, in support of Sands Awareness Month, MATFLIX is donating £2.50 from every purchase of this boxset to Sands, the stillbirth & neonatal death charity.
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"Anxiety and fear in pregnancy are currently not recognised or well addressed in maternity services, despite the potential impact on postpartum mental health and future wellbeing of the baby."
Dr Jenny Hall, Boxset curator, MATFLIX
This set of videos is for health professionals to raise awareness of these conditions and provide some guidance for improving care.
Trigger warning: there are some references in these talks to challenging mental health stories including suicide.
The boxset is made up of the following talks by maternity experts:
Perinatal Mental Health: Can Midwives Make a Difference? | Kathryn Gutteridge, Consultant Midwife, and Clinical Lead for Low Risk Care at Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust
Perinatal mental health problems - The development of a screening scale for antenatal anxiety | Andrea Sinesi, PhD Fellow, University of Stirling
Antenatal anxieties: evidence-based implementation of a therapeutic antenatal group | Karen Murray, Christine Chester, Kate England
Introducing a fear of birth screening tool into midwifery practice | Louise Perkins, Consultant midwife trainee
Fathers fear | Pete Wallroth, Chief Executive, Mummy’s star charity
The videos all originate at one of the excellent Maternity and Midwifery Forum festivals that have been commissioned by Sue MacDonald (Co-editor, Mayes Midwifery Textbook for Midwives). This boxsets has been curated by Dr Jenny Hall.
This learning module can be used towards CPD for revalidation with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) in the UK, and equivalent bodies in other jurisdictions.