The Buckinghamshire Maternal Mental Health Service (MMHS) supports women and birthing people to access psychological treatments and care if they are experiencing:
- Significant anxiety during pregnancy related to their maternity experience and/or childbirth (also known as Tokophobia)
- Significant distress related to previous birth trauma that might be impacting on their experience of current pregnancy and their emotional wellbeing
- Significant distress and trauma symptoms related to perinatal loss at any stage of pregnancy or in the neonatal/perinatal period, occuring within the past year
We are a dedicated team consisting of:
- An experienced psychological therapist
- A clinical psychologist
- Assistant psychologists
- A specialist maternal mental health midwife
Our role is to conduct thorough assessments when you are referred to us by your GP or another healthcare professional.
These will aim to:
- Identify distress that has come from your maternity, neonatal or reproductive journey
- Plan treatment with you in line with your goals and in collaboration with relevant healthcare professionals involved in your care
- Deliver effective, evidence-based psychological interventions.
- There may also be times when we will signpost you and support you to access other services, if these are more appropriate to meet your needs.
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Page last reviewed: 22 May, 2023