Half of pregnant women are missing out on mental health care

More than one in ten women develop mental illness during pregnancy or in the first year after giving birth.

More than one in ten women develop mental illness during pregnancy or in the first year after giving birth.

First published in News Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author by

PREGNANT women and new mothers are missing out on specialist mental health services, Hampshire doctors have warned.

According to a survey released today, women across half the UK cannot access perinatal services which is putting both them and their babies at risk.

More than one in ten women develop mental illnesses during pregnancy or within the first year after having a baby.

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust, which runs an award-winning perinatal service at Winchester’s Melbury Lodge, is calling for much-needed improvements to services.

Dr Alain Gregoire, consultant in perinatal psychology for the trust and chairman of the Maternal Mental Health Alliance, said: ‘The figures released today are an embarrassment for the NHS.

“Pregnancy and the first postnatal year are a critical time, with multiple pressures, demands and responsibilities, when women and their families should receive the best quality care.

“Specialist perinatal mental health services have the expertise to treat illnesses that particularly affect new mothers, and understand how to minimise the impact of mental illness on the woman’s pregnancy or developing baby.”

Dr Gregoire added: “Equitable access to specialist care for women’s mental health at this time is just as important and the NHS has a responsibility to ensure that this is available.”

The trust is backing the #everyonesbusiness campaign launched today to ensure women can access the treatment by 2020.

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11:21am Wed 9 Jul 14

localopinion says...

I have just spent 3 days typing 35,000 words on a report on Melbury Lodge wards and also Antelope House in Southampton, having been a patient and now well remember the ergonomics at each as their main failing. Please see www.msbnewsextra.wor
dpress.com for why a ward at Amtelope House was closed ( a week after my visit) and how Melbury has just had an unannounced inspection after having a full inspection in April 2014. I, a writer for msbnews, an investigator for msbnewsextra and a security consultant for panopticonsecurity.w
ordpress.com spotted a couple of hundred things with a decades old aims facts method approach the mobius strip evidence based usual inspections will always miss. See monarchprogramming.c
om for my previous cases, and all this from a former Chartered Librarian who was trained in a pregnancy presentation to se what only men would complain bitterly about.
I have just spent 3 days typing 35,000 words on a report on Melbury Lodge wards and also Antelope House in Southampton, having been a patient and now well remember the ergonomics at each as their main failing. Please see www.msbnewsextra.wor dpress.com for why a ward at Amtelope House was closed ( a week after my visit) and how Melbury has just had an unannounced inspection after having a full inspection in April 2014. I, a writer for msbnews, an investigator for msbnewsextra and a security consultant for panopticonsecurity.w ordpress.com spotted a couple of hundred things with a decades old aims facts method approach the mobius strip evidence based usual inspections will always miss. See monarchprogramming.c om for my previous cases, and all this from a former Chartered Librarian who was trained in a pregnancy presentation to se what only men would complain bitterly about. localopinion
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11:43pm Fri 11 Jul 14

Dr Martin says...

localopinion wrote:
I have just spent 3 days typing 35,000 words on a report on Melbury Lodge wards and also Antelope House in Southampton, having been a patient and now well remember the ergonomics at each as their main failing. Please see www.msbnewsextra.wor

dpress.com for why a ward at Amtelope House was closed ( a week after my visit) and how Melbury has just had an unannounced inspection after having a full inspection in April 2014. I, a writer for msbnews, an investigator for msbnewsextra and a security consultant for panopticonsecurity.w

ordpress.com spotted a couple of hundred things with a decades old aims facts method approach the mobius strip evidence based usual inspections will always miss. See monarchprogramming.c

om for my previous cases, and all this from a former Chartered Librarian who was trained in a pregnancy presentation to se what only men would complain bitterly about.
A lot of words that say very little indeed
[quote][p][bold]localopinion[/bold] wrote: I have just spent 3 days typing 35,000 words on a report on Melbury Lodge wards and also Antelope House in Southampton, having been a patient and now well remember the ergonomics at each as their main failing. Please see www.msbnewsextra.wor dpress.com for why a ward at Amtelope House was closed ( a week after my visit) and how Melbury has just had an unannounced inspection after having a full inspection in April 2014. I, a writer for msbnews, an investigator for msbnewsextra and a security consultant for panopticonsecurity.w ordpress.com spotted a couple of hundred things with a decades old aims facts method approach the mobius strip evidence based usual inspections will always miss. See monarchprogramming.c om for my previous cases, and all this from a former Chartered Librarian who was trained in a pregnancy presentation to se what only men would complain bitterly about.[/p][/quote]A lot of words that say very little indeed Dr Martin
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10:04am Sat 12 Jul 14

localopinion says...

http://about.me/timo
xylene.barbabutanol

The Care Quality Commission are an independent sanctioned investigative arm reaching into these two wards. One has been closed...an unheard of action. In Oxford they failed a ward on every one of five main criteria, That got a 40 page report. Mine was over 90. It said little a Doctor would understand because they look for the case not the condition. No tied medico/or jour no interest is addressing the monarch programming else that I can see and it needs a lot of explaining from alternative independent sources as well. If you do not believe me read "The Greenbaum Speech". No one is to blame it had to be this way.
I also had to keep it "light" and "positive" despite the above "Greenbaum" speech by a medical specialist who got a standing ovation for his focus upon this scourge. Last week the Melbury Lodge ward that had had a clean inspection announced in April 2014 had another inspection. So, Doctor Dick, someone thought something and someone thinking about things is better than someone failing to see a debate that fills more internet pages than any other subject...if you can believe that claim it makes your speciality...your profession, liable for so much wincing and mincing of ideas the scientific ethos as analysed by Mr Rothman ( A dissenting view of the scientific ethos" ) as valid as the day it was written, though it said very little according to wallies at the time.
http://about.me/timo xylene.barbabutanol The Care Quality Commission are an independent sanctioned investigative arm reaching into these two wards. One has been closed...an unheard of action. In Oxford they failed a ward on every one of five main criteria, That got a 40 page report. Mine was over 90. It said little a Doctor would understand because they look for the case not the condition. No tied medico/or jour no interest is addressing the monarch programming else that I can see and it needs a lot of explaining from alternative independent sources as well. If you do not believe me read "The Greenbaum Speech". No one is to blame it had to be this way. I also had to keep it "light" and "positive" despite the above "Greenbaum" speech by a medical specialist who got a standing ovation for his focus upon this scourge. Last week the Melbury Lodge ward that had had a clean inspection announced in April 2014 had another inspection. So, Doctor Dick, someone thought something and someone thinking about things is better than someone failing to see a debate that fills more internet pages than any other subject...if you can believe that claim it makes your speciality...your profession, liable for so much wincing and mincing of ideas the scientific ethos as analysed by Mr Rothman ( A dissenting view of the scientific ethos" ) as valid as the day it was written, though it said very little according to wallies at the time. localopinion
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12:14pm Sat 12 Jul 14

Dr Martin says...

Yes I can believe your was over 90 pages long..........by the way which ward was closed?
Yes I can believe your was over 90 pages long..........by the way which ward was closed? Dr Martin
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5:31pm Sat 12 Jul 14

localopinion says...

My informant said the female ward. I think that would have been the Abbey ward, but the website and news papers were not saying. I did let the Echo know so they could professionally confirm any such fact, as it is supposed to be very rare. . I was in no position to check, and were I to check now I trust no-one there after what I experienced. Even in person my condition and time there shows a hyper active patient does what they are set up to do, but is set up to be transmit and not recieve. I have mentioned the putative closure seeking confirmation or denial to at least 3 healthcare professionals who live in a culture of professional discretion when they are not driven to refusenik or escapee status. . My informant worked there on occasions as one of the many agency workers the NHS relies on at every level, including professional staff.
Many I asked were Nigerian and knew the ropes, one of whom at Antelope House wanted to place me as the head of her household
before she was taken away. I heard she was promoted. The male staff member there who said he wanted me to work for British Intelligence
seemed not to understand the vulnerable nature of even a hunter for sense from the world in the Saxon Ward. What sense I made is over 90 pages wort you should actually read for the massive joke/morality tale ....your life is at risk....at msbnewsextra.wordpre
ss.com. Job done, up to others to cauterise or chastise a presumed monarch programming scripted world while I move on to MY next project, leaving behind the gift to be scrupulously fair: "no one was or is to blame"
After all I was offered a wife and a job when the impetus overtook my competence at this sort of thing. Such is "monarch? I don't believe a word of it but you need to know the signs by which it multiplies itself -
Monarch Programming or the NSA Extreme Process is that potent.
Tim Baber BH24 1EB I can argue now like a collective noun of Jewish lawyers. see http://about.me/timo
xylene.barbabutanol for all my best links. The laughter is overtaken in the night.........
My informant said the female ward. I think that would have been the Abbey ward, but the website and news papers were not saying. I did let the Echo know so they could professionally confirm any such fact, as it is supposed to be very rare. . I was in no position to check, and were I to check now I trust no-one there after what I experienced. Even in person my condition and time there shows a hyper active patient does what they are set up to do, but is set up to be transmit and not recieve. I have mentioned the putative closure seeking confirmation or denial to at least 3 healthcare professionals who live in a culture of professional discretion when they are not driven to refusenik or escapee status. . My informant worked there on occasions as one of the many agency workers the NHS relies on at every level, including professional staff. Many I asked were Nigerian and knew the ropes, one of whom at Antelope House wanted to place me as the head of her household before she was taken away. I heard she was promoted. The male staff member there who said he wanted me to work for British Intelligence seemed not to understand the vulnerable nature of even a hunter for sense from the world in the Saxon Ward. What sense I made is over 90 pages wort you should actually read for the massive joke/morality tale ....your life is at risk....at msbnewsextra.wordpre ss.com. Job done, up to others to cauterise or chastise a presumed monarch programming scripted world while I move on to MY next project, leaving behind the gift to be scrupulously fair: "no one was or is to blame" After all I was offered a wife and a job when the impetus overtook my competence at this sort of thing. Such is "monarch? I don't believe a word of it but you need to know the signs by which it multiplies itself - Monarch Programming or the NSA Extreme Process is that potent. Tim Baber BH24 1EB I can argue now like a collective noun of Jewish lawyers. see http://about.me/timo xylene.barbabutanol for all my best links. The laughter is overtaken in the night......... localopinion
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6:15pm Sat 12 Jul 14

Dr Martin says...

If there was a ward closure (at either Antelope House/Melbury) I am sure there would have been something published somewhere on the internet as I am unable to find it can only assume your source is mistaken.
If there was a ward closure (at either Antelope House/Melbury) I am sure there would have been something published somewhere on the internet as I am unable to find it can only assume your source is mistaken. Dr Martin
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9:35am Mon 14 Jul 14

localopinion says...

We were told that senior staff had chosen to close Trinity ward to new admissions rather than bring in agency staff, because there were a number of patients who required one to one staffing
The quote is from http://www.cqc.org.u
k/sites/default/file
s/old_reports/RW1GE_
Antelope_House_INS1-
1232717607_Responsiv
e_-_Follow_Up_07-03-
2014.pdf
Thank you for making me check,that fact anyway. I wrote over 35,000 words in 3 days and just pressed "publish" when I should have checked vocabulary, grammar, spelling and facts, but was wiped out, this after 40 days in two secure units one being Saxon Ward of Antelope House.
My report was very careful to lay any blame at any door. Monarch Programming were it ever to end, other than in Will Filer's the Extreme Process as it seems to will need everyone to not be scared of being hunted down. Doctor Martin, be the first to actually say what you know, since your apprehension of my 90 + pages seems to have targeted a subsidiary fact and not the world as it can appear in any mind so engaged. Tim Baber. The truth is out there and so much is known what you know should corroborate so much felling in the dark, often fatal to Human Rights if not life itself? Otherwise you murder my achievement to say as much as I have, unsure of any of its evidence based foundations thanks to those looking to find fault not foundations upon which to now build.
We were told that senior staff had chosen to close Trinity ward to new admissions rather than bring in agency staff, because there were a number of patients who required one to one staffing The quote is from http://www.cqc.org.u k/sites/default/file s/old_reports/RW1GE_ Antelope_House_INS1- 1232717607_Responsiv e_-_Follow_Up_07-03- 2014.pdf Thank you for making me check,that fact anyway. I wrote over 35,000 words in 3 days and just pressed "publish" when I should have checked vocabulary, grammar, spelling and facts, but was wiped out, this after 40 days in two secure units one being Saxon Ward of Antelope House. My report was very careful to lay any blame at any door. Monarch Programming were it ever to end, other than in Will Filer's the Extreme Process as it seems to will need everyone to not be scared of being hunted down. Doctor Martin, be the first to actually say what you know, since your apprehension of my 90 + pages seems to have targeted a subsidiary fact and not the world as it can appear in any mind so engaged. Tim Baber. The truth is out there and so much is known what you know should corroborate so much felling in the dark, often fatal to Human Rights if not life itself? Otherwise you murder my achievement to say as much as I have, unsure of any of its evidence based foundations thanks to those looking to find fault not foundations upon which to now build. localopinion
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5:39pm Mon 14 Jul 14

Dr Martin says...

Tim, effort wise your report is quite an achievement I didn't see too much wrong with it but it was far far too long. I cant see too many people reading it though so I believe your efforts are wasted.
I would suggests doing a University course
Tim, effort wise your report is quite an achievement I didn't see too much wrong with it but it was far far too long. I cant see too many people reading it though so I believe your efforts are wasted. I would suggests doing a University course Dr Martin
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11:41pm Mon 28 Jul 14

localopinion says...

I would suggest that since I have seven letters after my name I do not need an education from a University where THEY decide what is to taught, how it is to taught, who can teach it and where and when and more importantly they usually validate the content returned to them with a mobius strip of predictable quashed rebellion just like Timothy Bottoms and John Houseman a senior actor in the film The Paper Chase. Even those actors and that subject conform to a normative expectation of safe contrived rebellion and thus we lurch from generation of fake credentialism to , Dr Martin who misses out letters, fake credentials.
I would suggest that since I have seven letters after my name I do not need an education from a University where THEY decide what is to taught, how it is to taught, who can teach it and where and when and more importantly they usually validate the content returned to them with a mobius strip of predictable quashed rebellion just like Timothy Bottoms and John Houseman a senior actor in the film The Paper Chase. Even those actors and that subject conform to a normative expectation of safe contrived rebellion and thus we lurch from generation of fake credentialism to , Dr Martin who misses out letters, fake credentials. localopinion
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7:03pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Dr Martin says...

I was just suggesting a more rewarding return for your efforts than a fairly rambling 35,000 worded "war and peace" which unlikely to achieve a great deal
I was just suggesting a more rewarding return for your efforts than a fairly rambling 35,000 worded "war and peace" which unlikely to achieve a great deal Dr Martin
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