Postnatal/Perinatal Depression (PND)
During pregnancy or getting used to life with a new baby can be incredibly exhausting both physically and mentally. This is very common in the first 4 weeks of having your baby and is known as the "baby blues".
If this carries on beyond the 4 weeks you may have PND and you may also be affected by some of these things.
lack of confidence & finding hard to cope
Feeling guilty that you are not able to enjoy your baby
Having dark thoughts
Tearful or irritable
Changes in sleeping patterns
Low sex drive
Difficulty concentrating or remembering things
PND affects about 13% of mums, so be assured that you are not alone. The good news is with the right support you WILL find your way.