Perinatal Mental Health

Most women feel that pregnancy and new motherhood is a happy time, another group of women find that they cannot feel happy at all.

About 1 in 5 women have some level of depression in pregnancy – they worry, lose confidence, don’t sleep well and become exhausted.

Cavan and Monaghan Hospital offers a supportive counselling service. Our mental health support midwife offers support and information to any woman who needs it during pregnancy and following birth.

Talking helps women to develop a sense of perspective about the situation and allows them to consider what steps they can take to regain a sense of control. Our support midwife works very closely with the liaison psychiatry team. 

If you would like to meet the support midwife, tell your doctor or midwife.

To make an appointment please phone 049 437 6434

Find further perinatal information and patient information leaflets.