Maternal Health and Wellbeing

Perinatal mental health and wellbeing 

One in five perinatal women are likely to have perinatal mental health problems; this constitutes a serious public health issue and extremely adverse impacts for families.

The long-term economic cost of perinatal metal health problems in the UK is £8.1bn. This serious burden for women, infants and society requires attention to prevent the progression of intergenerational problems and to reduce the huge financial burden to the NHS and society.

Within the Maternal Health and Wellbeing Research Group, we are carrying out leading research that aims to support women’s mental health and prevent perinatal mental health problems.   

Research that makes an impact

Reviewing studies into interventions preventing postnatal depression

Do we need a better understanding of the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of care interventions? 

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Promoting mental wellbeing through better preparation for labour

Related studies that aim to improve antenatal care and support. 

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Find out about some of our other research projects



Maternal Health and Wellbeing Research Group

The University of Nottingham
School of Health Sciences
Queen's Medical Centre
Nottingham, NG7 2HA

telephone: +44 (0)115 823 0820