Many women expecting multiples experience some sort of anxiety or depression during their pregnancy, wondering about their future, parenting skills, financial considerations or partly due to the potential increased risks that can occur in a multiple pregnancy. This doesn’t mean this will happen to you, but if you do feel depressed and this feeling is not being helped by talking it over with your partner or someone you feel close too, talk with your midwife as they will be able to refer you to someone who will be able to help. Remember you shouldn’t have to cope alone.
If you have a previous history of mental health problems you may be more likely to experience post natal depression (PND) which is why it is important to talk to your midwife. They may recommend a referral if necessary to a perinatal mental health professional. The dietician, mental health professional, physiotherapist and infant feeding specialist are part of what NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) call an enhanced team, the team are there if you require their expertise.