Case Number 6452
Request Date 08/01/2019
Completion Date 22/01/2019

 

Details of the Request

Demographics of pregnant women

  • What is the number of women from BME backgrounds who have given birth in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018?
  • What is the number of women who have given birth within each age category of under 16 years of age, 16-19 years, 20-24 years, 25-29 years, 30-34 years, 35-39 years, 40-44 years, 45-50 years, over 50 years, for 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018?
  • What is the number of women who have given birth in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 for whom English is not a first language?
  • What is the number of single parent families in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018?
  • What is the number of families conceiving via assisted reproduction technologies (including but not limited to IVF, donor egg, donor sperm, surrogacy) in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018?
  • What is the number pregnancies rated as high-risk pregnancies in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018?
  • What were the number of elective caesareans in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018?
  • What were the number of emergency caesareans in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018?
  • What were the number of pre-term births in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018?
  • What were the number of pre-term babies transferred to another NHS Trust (e.g. for more intensive case, access to other services) in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018?
  • What were the number of home births in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018?
  • What were the number of home births transported to hospital via ambulance during or after labour in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018?

 

Screening and treatment for mental health during pregnancy

  • Are women currently screened for mental health problems during pregnancy?
  • Are men currently screened for mental health problems during pregnancy?
  • If men and women are screen for mental health problems during pregnancy, how are they screened?
  • What services are offered to those suffering from mental health problems during pregnancy?
  • What information is given to those suffering with mental health problems during pregnancy?
  • What is the number of women identified as having mental health issue during pregnancy in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018? Please indicate the numbers in each of the following categories; depression, anxiety and psychosis.
  • How long was the waiting list for psychological treatment during pregnancy in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018?
  • What was the number of women prescribed anti-depressants during pregnancy in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018?
  • What was the number of suicides during pregnancy in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018?
  • What is the number of fathers identified as having mental health issues in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018?
  • What treatment is offered to those experiencing mental health problems during pregnancy?
  • Do you have pregnancy support groups?
  • What is the number of mental health specialists working within the antenatal unit?
  • What is the number of qualified mental health professionals working within each service who offer treatment for antenatal mental health problems?
  • What is the lowest age of women referred during pregnancy for mental health problems?

 

Pregnancy information

  • What methods are used to deliver information to expectant parents during pregnancy?
  • What types of written information is given to expectant parents during pregnancy?
  • Does written information given during pregnancy contain information about mental health?
  • Can you provide examples of the written information given to women about mental health during pregnancy? (e.g. enclose a copy of the leaflet, take a photo of information, or provide a weblink).
  • Is written information about pregnancy offered in languages other than English?
  • If written information is provided in other languages, which languages is the information provided in?

 

Postnatal information and mental health

  • What support offered to women who had a traumatic birth?
  • What support offered to men who had a traumatic birth?
  • Is written information offered after a traumatic birth?
  • Is counselling offered after a traumatic births?
  • Are additional follow-up appointments standard after discharge from a traumatic birth?
  • What are the numbers of women identified as having postnatal depression?
  • What are the numbers of men identified as having postnatal depression?
  • What are the numbers of women identified with postnatal anxiety?
  • What are the numbers of men identified with postnatal anxiety?
  • What are the numbers of women with postnatal psychosis?
  • What are the numbers of men with postnatal psychosis?
  • How long is the waiting list for psychological treatment for women and for men identified with mental health problems during the postnatal period?
  • How many in-patient “mother and baby” psychiatric beds do you have?
  • What types of treatments are offered to women with depression after pregnancy?
  • What types of treatments are offered to men with depression after pregnancy?
  • What types of treatments are offered to women with anxiety after pregnancy?
  • What types of treatments are offered to men with anxiety after pregnancy?
  • What types of treatments are offered to women and men with psychosis after pregnancy?
  • What types of treatments are offered to men with psychosis after pregnancy?

 

Details of the Response

The Trust holds the requested information, but considers it is exempt under section 12 of the Act, as the cost of compliance is estimated to exceed the appropriate limit.

The questions are complex, significant in number and over a number of years.