Clinics & services
Obstetrics and Gynaecology Health Psychology
The Obstetrics and Gynaecology Health Psychology service offers psychological assessment and therapy for women who are experiencing emotional difficulties arising in pregnancy or as a result of childbirth, or associated with a gynaecological condition.
1. Antenatal Health
Pregnancy anxiety or mood disturbance
Difficulties in adjusting to being pregnant
Fear and phobias ( for example of blood tests needed, or of giving birth)
When being pregnant brings up difficult issues from the past that have not previously been an issue
When a previous pregnancy has been traumatic
Pregnancy ambivalence or when termination is being considered
When being pregnant brings relationship difficulties
2. Postnatal Health
Following a difficult or traumatic birth
Pregnancy loss: termination, miscarriage or stillbirth
Anxiety or fear about a gynaecological procedure or surgery
Female psychosexual problems following childbirth or preventing conception
The following patients are not suitable for us to see and would be better suited being seen within perinatal psychiatry and IAPT Primary Care Mental Health Services
Women with a pre-existing mental health problem
Women with a history of or a first presentation of severe mental illness in pregnancy
Women with post natal depression
Situations where risk or safeguarding issues are a concern
Wansbeck and North Tyneside General Hospitals
Wansbeck General Hospital: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday AM & PM.
North Tyneside General Hospital: Tuesday AM.
By letter to the Service Lead (Lainey Fraser - please see profile below).
Referrals are triaged and so please include patient telephone contact details and identify if consent to telephone has been discussed with the patient.
If your patient is pregnant, please remember to tell us their expected delivery date and previous obstetric history.
For more information please call 01670 564 149.