Postnatal Depression

To The Baby I Will Never Have

Catherine Jones | Posted 28.04.2017 | UK Parents
Catherine Jones

I can't wait to get to know you, my hopes say. I can't wait to see your little legs kicking - I can't wait to try and decipher the messages your eyes are sending me. I feel your fingers tightening around my own - don't worry - I am here. I am always here. Just be patient.

Why You Shouldn't Judge A Book By Its Cover

Kevin Morhen | Posted 25.04.2017 | UK Parents
Kevin Morhen

I run the Gentlemen's Dads Club and I'm part of The Parenting Chapter as a dad expert, I had a life that looked perfect on paper, but after the births of my two children I struggled to cope. Here, I explain how I overcame postnatal depression and why it spurred me on to help other men in the same position

Hardcore Sexit

Rebekah Smith | Posted 21.04.2017 | UK Parents
Rebekah Smith

I wish I could remember when it happened; the moment I was switched off and I lost all desire to do 'IT' anymore. I definitely wanted to do it the day I conceived my first child, so at least that is somewhere to start...

Duchess Of Cambridge Discusses Postnatal Depression With Neev Spencer

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 21.04.2017 | UK Parents

The Duchess of Cambridge discussed postnatal depression with radio DJ Neev Spencer during an honest chat about the reality of motherhood. Spencer refl...

Dads Are Asking For Help, And We Need To Listen

Maddy Matthews | Posted 16.04.2017 | UK Parents
Maddy Matthews

There's been a discussion in the media recently about men who develop depression after the birth of their child. The crux of the debate is whether or not this can be called "postnatal depression".

John Legend Wasn't 'Emotionally Prepared' For Chrissy Teigen's Battle With Postnatal Depression

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 06.04.2017 | UK Parents

John Legend has revealed he wasn’t “emotionally prepared” for dealing with his wife Chrissy Teigen’s battle with postnatal depression. The 38...

The Roots Of My Postnatal Depression

Catherine Wiltcher | Posted 27.03.2017 | UK Parents
Catherine Wiltcher

Friends talk fondly about time spent with their new babies. They complain about sleep-deprivation and 'new parent panic' but there's always warmth and affection in their voices. It makes me wistful. It sometimes makes me sad.

Rebekah Vardy On 'Horrific Trolls' Wishing Son Stillborn And Dealing Wth Postnatal Depression

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 23.03.2017 | UK Parents

Rebekah Vardy has opened up about the “horrific trolls” who wished her son stillborn, as well as revealing she suffered from postnatal depression....

John Legend On How He Supported Chrissy Teigen Through Postnatal Depression

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 16.03.2017 | UK Parents

John Legend has opened up about how he supported Chrissy Teigen when she had postnatal depression, and has offered advice on how other dads can help t...

The Dark Hole Of Parenting

Lauren Marks-Clee | Posted 09.03.2017 | UK Parents
Lauren Marks-Clee

The first few weeks and months with a newborn baby are challenging to say the least. After having my son, I spent most of those first 12 weeks in a dark hole, mentally. I bathed in feelings of hopelessness, worry and neediness.

Chrissy Teigen Opens Up About Postnatal Depression

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 07.03.2017 | UK Parents

Chrissy Teigen has spoken for the first time about having postnatal depression since the birth of her daughter. The 31-year-old, who gave birth to Lun...

Why Maternal Mental Health Matters

Professor Lesley Regan | Posted 31.03.2017 | UK Parents
Professor Lesley Regan

all women everywhere We must address the stigma associated with mental health. We heard from many women that they fear being seen as a 'bad mother' and having their child taken away from them. Women are frequently made to feel guilty that they're not the 'perfect mother.

Postnatal OCD

Stacey Oakes | Posted 24.02.2017 | UK Parents
Stacey Oakes

I never really thought of myself as someone who suffers from OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder). I mean, I do weird things like never walk on the pavement cracks, run back to the kettle before it boils and clicks off and always have to beat the person walking behind me to the next lamp-post, but everyone does that right?

Adele's Right... Why Doing What You Love When You're A Mum Helps You 'Come Back To Yourself'

Lucy Griffiths | Posted 14.02.2017 | UK Parents
Lucy Griffiths

When munchkin was about 14 months old, I began going to yoga classes while my husband watched the baby, and it was such a relief to do something just for me. And yes, I could almost hear the strains of Adele singing.... "HELLOOOO" in my mind as I did my downward dog. Yes, Hello, I was back.

NICE Calls For Pregnant Women And New Mums To Receive Mental Health Support From GPs

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 08.02.2017 | UK Parents

Pregnant women and new mothers should be given more support and guidance surrounding their mental health, according to a new report by NICE. The Natio...

Is My Personality Broken?

Michelle Goodwin | Posted 03.02.2017 | UK Parents
Michelle Goodwin

With the diagnoses of borderline personality disorder I've had the worry of if I should tell anyone, would I be cast out and judged or could I do what my personality does so well and be impulsive with it and just say f**k it.

Postnatal Depression - That Mother Of An Illness!

Amy Smith | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK Parents
Amy Smith

It doesn't come with spots, a high temperature, a rash or swelling, nothing that lets people know that you're ill. Oh look she's got the PND rash, she could probably do with some help or a listening ear. Nope! It hides away, so only you know.

7 Celebrities Who Have Opened Up About Postnatal Depression

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 04.01.2017 | UK Parents

Postnatal depression affects between 10-15% of all new mothers in the UK, making women feel low and experience difficult bonding with their newborn ba...

Understanding Why New Motherhood Can Be So Lonely

Rebecca Gurnham | Posted 03.01.2017 | UK Parents
Rebecca Gurnham

I can now treasure these simple moments of just baby, moonshine and me, but those first months of motherhood were tinged with loneliness: a surprising predicament that I hadn't prepared myself for

Five Times Women Got Real About Postnatal Depression

Georgia James | Posted 20.12.2016 | UK Parents

About 10 to 15 per cent of new mothers suffer from postnatal depression (PND) but it is still to an extent treated like a closely guarded secret – s...

Mum's Honest Post About Her Postnatal Depression Journey: 'I Hated My Baby'

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 16.12.2016 | UK Parents

A mum has been praised for opening up about her journey with postnatal depression in the hope it will help other parents who may be suffering. Suzanne...

Struggling With Negative Thoughts After Having A Baby?

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 05.12.2016 | UK Parents

All new parents know that it can be hard to maintain a positive outlook in the first few months of parenthood - all that sleep deprivation and constan...

Mums, Mental Health And Welsh Cakes

Carrie Ladd | Posted 27.11.2016 | UK Parents
Carrie Ladd

Consider this scenario: an anxious new mum, sat in those seats in the corner trying to settle her 6 week old colicky baby. Whilst half the waiting room coo over this new bundle-of-joy, she is feeling confused and holding back the tears. It may have taken significant courage to actually pick up the phone and book this appointment.

"Some People Would Give Anything To Be Pregnant"

Maddy Matthews | Posted 24.11.2016 | UK Parents
Maddy Matthews

This probably seems more like a rant than a reasonable, balanced blog post. I've tried to keep it from becoming a stream of consciousness, but it's hard when you're angry. Three years ago, having people tell me how lucky I am was probably the least useful piece of advice I ever received.

To Love Someone With Postnatal Depression

Michelle Goodwin | Posted 16.11.2016 | UK Parents
Michelle Goodwin

To love someone with postnatal depression must be incredibly hard and exhausting at times and requires so much patience. My darling husband has really been my rock especially over the last 18 months and has been a constant cheerleader to me. He has seen me at my worse, he has seen me broken, he has seen me hate myself and has still been able to love me.