Originally published at The Pool: Lucy was 23 when she fell pregnant, following a brutal gang rape by three men in her home country. After receiving threats on her life, she fled to the UK, believing she would be safe here – only to find herself locked up in Yarl’s Wood detention centre at five […]
Originally published as a guest post at mumsnet.com: Lucy* was 23 when she fell pregnant as a result of brutal sexual violence. Her mother bought her a plane ticket to the UK, thinking she and her baby would be safe here – but she was detained straight from the airport. She arrived frightened, alone and […]
For The Debrief, I interviewed women who have had abortions, as well as health professionals from Marie Stopes and the NHS, about what actually happens when you get an abortion – including information on the different types of procedures available. Click here to read the article in full.
For The Debrief‘s Ask An Adult series, I interviewed health professionals from the NHS, British Pregnancy Advisory Service (bpas) and Brook about how emergency contraception (the morning after pill) works. Click here to read the article in full.
Pregnancy and baby charity Tommy’s last week launched an important campaign on mental health during pregnancy, with the goal of raising awareness of ante-natal depression and anxiety – conditions that are far less commonly discussed than post-natal depression. According to Tommy’s 10-15 per cent of all pregnant women struggle with mental health problems, most commonly depression […]
A recent series I worked on with therapists from rscpp.co.uk, looking at the psychological impact of having a baby, and what new parents or parents-to-be can do to look after themselves as well as their new arrival: How to take care of your mental health and wellbeing during pregnancy How to deal with post-natal mental […]