I am Dr Caroline Pontvert, a consultant psychiatrist specialised in perinatal mental health, based in London, UK.
My expertise lies in understanding the psychological processes and mental difficulties that can affect parents during pregnancy and postnatally, including adoption processes and surrogacy.
Since 2017, I serve as consultant perinatal psychiatrist within NHS CNWL Foundation Trust. Additionally, I am honored to be the Course Director for Baby Life Line Trainings.
In my spare time, I volunteer at the Dispensaire Français as a consultant adult and perinatal psychiatrist.
I completed my training in general psychiatry in Paris, France. Since then, I have developed specialist interests in perinatal and transcultural psychiatry. As part of my master’s degree, I researched the parental representations of internationally adopted children. Additionally, I joined the International Adoption Family Therapy consultation at La Maison de Solenn – Maison des Adolescents Cochin-Paris, France, for a year. Between 2014 and 2016, I worked for Médecins Sans Frontières on two humanitarian missions as a psychiatrist. One mission was with sexually assaulted survivors in Kenya, and the second mission was with burnt children, mentally ill children, and parents in Gaza.