Counselling during pregnancy

An article from the Washington post that looks at a different approach to helping mothers and their families as well as trying to offset the risks of post natal depression.

Counselling & Psychotherapy are identified as a resource that could assist Mums dealing with this massive life event and any possible risks of anxiety and depression linked to it.   The approach of doing before birth is the key rather than waiting to see what happens after.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/parenting/wp/2016/10/13/why-psychotherapy-should-be-part-of-routine-prenatal-care/?utm_term=.1a18f7e4d42c

Post Natal Depression in Ireland

With Ireland having the second highest birthrate in the EU, supporting women and families affected by this condition is a very important and often misunderstood issue.

Counselling & Psychotherapy are recommended treatment options by both the NHS and HSE.

http://www.hse.ie/eng/health/az/P/Postnatal-depression/Symptoms-of-postnatal-depression.html

Recent research from Trinity College Dublin highlights the issue below

https://www.tcd.ie/news_events/articles/rates-of-depression-are-high-amongst-pregnant-women-in-ireland/7341

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