Maternal Mental Health / Emotional well-being of parents

Advances and research in neuroscience have recognised the importance of early neural development, highlighting the interdependence between parental mental health and the development of the baby brain (Institute of Health Visiting-IHV).

                                                                                                 Pregnancy

In health visiting we realise the importance of bonding and attachment between mother and her unborn baby. A mother’s feeling and thoughts towards her unborn baby are important to the neurological development of the baby.  The perinatal emotional health/ well being and mental health of all families is a public health priority

                                                                                mother and baby

Bonding and attachment between mother, father and baby is just as important too

                                                                              father and baby