Kate Middleton visited King’s on the sly yesterday and we all missed it

I’m suddenly a medic


If you missed it, which most of us did, The Duchess of Cambridge was on an important visit at King's. She popped into the specialist mother and baby unit at Bethlem Royal Hospital and King's, where work is being conducted to learn about the overwhelming effects of mental health illness on new born mothers.

The main part of her visit was to the Maurice Wohl Clinical Neuroscience Institute, where she learned that one in four mothers aren’t necessarily ‘happy’ after giving birth. She was very interested in the wide range of issues that are reviewed in new mothers, including PTSD and self-harm.

The institute itself is a core facility of King’s College London, and is determined to accelerate and advance new treatments to those patients affected by conditions such as schizophrenia, epilepsy, Alzheimer's disease, and Parkinson's disease.

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The results from the studies which are conducted by academics at King’s, grounding its title as a leading research university, will undoubtedly be put to effective and practical use in assisting new mothers who have identified new problems at the Bethlem Royal Hospital.

The ultimate goal for Kate, is the de-stigmatisation of mental health illness, and has given her full support to learn more about the perinatal and antenatal support offered to vulnerable mothers.

Kate herself has her third baby due in April, and we're glad she chose to visit King's instead of attending those weird labour breathing practice classes.

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