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What is the Mother and Baby Unit?

The Mother and Baby Unit (MBU) 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 including

  • postnatal depression
  • postpartum psychosis
  • severe anxiety disorders
  • eating disorders.

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. The unit is staffed by a multi-disciplinary team of professionals including

  • psychiatrists
  • mental health nurses
  • nursery nurses
  • a social worker
  • a psychologist
  • health visitor
  • nursing assistants
  • administrators
  • input from other health disciplines as required.