510 Crookston Road
Greater Glasgow and Clyde
Telephone: 0141 211 6539
Scotland’s first Mother and Baby Unit is located at Leverndale Hospital in Glasgow.
The Mother and Baby Unit admits women who are experiencing severe mental illness in the later stages of pregnancy or if their baby is under 12 months old. The six bedded unit enables mothers to be supported in caring for their baby whilst having care and treatment for a range of mental illnesses.
Maintaining this contact is critical to the wellbeing of both mother and baby as it not only aids the mother’s recovery but also strengthens the mother-infant relationship and infant development.
We offer a wide range of medical, psychological and psychosocial interventions to women from across the West of Scotland.
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We are a specialist multi-disciplinary team providing care and treatment to women who are pregnant or postnatal and are at risk of, or are affected by, mental illness. We also offer expert advice to women considering pregnancy if they are at risk of a serious mental illness. We offer evidence-based treatments in a way that is best suited to you, your baby and family. Mental health problems are not uncommon during this time but they are known to respond well to care and treatment. We are able to see women at maternity hospitals, outpatient clinics and in the home setting.
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The service offers assessment and management for pregnant women receiving antenatal care linked to Glasgow maternity hospitals. In particular, the team may be able to assist where women have the following problems:
• Pregnant women with a personal or family history of bipolar affective disorder or puerperal psychosis
• Pregnant women suffering from severe enduring mental illness
• Pregnant women suffering from other significant mental illness