HULL: Research on the mental health of pregnant women was the subject for a University of Hull inaugural lecture.
Julie Jomeen, professor of midwifery at the Cottingham Road university, has developed research on the psychological impact of pregnancy and childbirth.
She said: "Pregnancy is a huge transition in a woman's life which can bring a lot of emotion and anxiety, and the psychological wellbeing of the mother is now acknowledged as being just as important as her physical health. Maternal mental health goes far beyond the old idea of post-natal depression.
"Mental distress affects one in six women, can occur at any stage of the pregnancy and presents in a variety of forms."
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Her research has shown the different ways women can be affected.
She said: "By working closely with midwives on a local, national and international scale, I have been able to help others put those research findings into practice."
EAST YORKS: Senior firefighters have welcomed a fall in the number of arson attacks across the region.
Humberside Fire and Rescue Service said the number of "deliberate primary fires" in houses and commercial buildings fell by 40.5 per cent to 376 fires in the last three months.
Keith Evans, head of safety support, said: "The performance is encouraging. While it is difficult to attribute this to specific prevention activity it does highlight the efforts being made in communities, particularly against a backdrop of recession during which increases in deliberate fires are normally expected."
The results will be discussed by the fire authority on Tuesday.
HESSLE: A charity shop is looking for people to help raise funds at a table-top sale specialising in bric-a-brac and collectibles this weekend.
The event at Hessle's All Saints Church Hall is being organised by the Epilepsy Charity Shop from 11.30am to 3.30pm on Saturday.
To book a table, call Steve on 01482 648295.