Abi Sherratt
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Mental health and motherhood: Three mums' experiences

Society is paying a "shocking" price for poor mental health care for pregnant women and new mothers in the UK, a report says.

It said that for all births in one year, there would be a long-term cost of more than £8bn stemming from mental health problems.

The report was written by the London School of Economics and the Centre for Mental Health.

Ruth Eglin, Abi Sherratt and Natalie Nuttall, who all suffered mental health problems related to their pregnancies, spoke to the BBC about their experiences.

  • 20 Oct 2014
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