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Pregnant women and new mothers living in Rotherham have access to a mental health support group for the first time.
The group - run by trained professionals - gives women experiencing mental health issues during pregnancy or after birth a safe place to to meet and get advice.
It is the first service of its kind for women in the area - who have to travel to Leeds or Nottingham to access their nearest Mother & Baby Units if they are suffering from serious mental health issues.
Rachel Maltby, from Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust, says that these kind of groups are essential for catching problems early.
Figures show that suicide is the biggest killer of pregnant women and new mothers.
Postnatal depression affects around 15 in every hundred new mothers.
It is a serious illness that can have a big impact on both the mum and also on the long term emotional development of the child.
Danielle Batty, who suffered from serious post-natal depression after the birth of her eldest son, said she would have benefitted from mental health support years ago.
The group was set up in February by Home Start and Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust.
Georgia Melbourne, who had depression after the traumatic birth of her eldest daughter, says the new support group was really helped during her second pregnancy.
- The Support Group meets every Thursday between 10am and 12noon at the Maltby Stepping Stones Children’s Centre.