Distress and thoughts of self-harm - Warning signs during pregnancy

Mental health problems in pregnancy are common and can be treated.

Contact your midwife, GP or your nearest hospital emergency department (A&E) if you feel:

  • distressed
  • extremely low
  • severe anxiety
  • in crisis
  • at risk of hurting or harming yourself

Other warning signs during pregnancy

There are other warning signs to watch out for during pregnancy. They could mean you're experiencing pregnancy complications or a medical emergency.

They can also be signs of a common ailment during pregnancy.

Warning signs include:

Non-urgent advice: Contact your midwife, GP or obstetrician immediately if:

  • you are worried about any aspect of your pregnancy

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Your Mental Health

Page last reviewed: 26 March 2018
Next review due: 26 March 2021