Mood disorders during pregnancy and after the birth of your baby

The booklet aims to make women and their families aware of the treatment and care they should expect to receive if they have a mood disorder during pregnancy and after the birth of their child. It also aims to help women, their partners and their families to manage their condition by understanding the latest research evidence.

This booklet is based on the recommendations from the SIGN national clinical guideline on perinatal mood disorders.

We produce patient booklets which are based on our clinical guidelines. These patient booklets explain the recommendations in the clinical guideline; and help to make patients aware of the tests and treatments they should expect to receive from the NHS.

These patient booklets are a lay translation of the clinical guidelines. They are not intended to be general information leaflets.

Available publications

[arrow] Booklet for women and their families - English
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[arrow] Booklet for women and their families - English large print [Acrobat logo] (2.25M)
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Booklet for women and their families - English ebook

SIGN ebooks are published in the epub format and require an epub reader to view, available to download for smartphones and tablets.iBooks is available for Mac desktops and laptops and Adobe Digital Editions for Windows PCs. Ebooks can also read directly in some browsers using an epub add on.

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[arrow] Booklet for women and their families - Chinese translation [Acrobat logo] (1.25M)
[arrow] Booklet for women and their families - Polish translation [Acrobat logo] (736K)
[arrow] Booklet for women and their families - Urdu translation [Acrobat logo] (2.2M)

The full clinical guideline and resources for clinicians and policy makers are also available on this site.