Postnatal Depression

Mothering The Mother - The Key To Raising Breastfeeding Rates?

Amy Brown | Posted 20.10.2017 | UK Parents
Amy Brown

Mothering the mother is a phrase often heard during pregnancy and birth. Look after the mother, care for her, support her emotional needs ... and she will feel more empowered to grow, birth and care for her baby. A phrase (and actions) that makes so much sense and is seen in many cultures across the world.

Be Kind To Yourself

Kerry Thomas | Posted 19.10.2017 | UK Parents
Kerry Thomas

A big worry of mine is how my mental illness is going to impact on my daughter and will my bad days affect her.

Helping People To Understand Mental Health: From The Outside Looking In

Kerry Thomas | Posted 02.10.2017 | UK Parents
Kerry Thomas

When things get too much I struggle to rationalise things and my emotions get the better of me. I cry or walk off. I may say things I don't mean because I can't process things quickly enough. I don't get my opinions across as I'd like.

Five Ways To Help With Postnatal Depression

Ross Hunt | Posted 11.09.2017 | UK Parents
Ross Hunt

Another thing that research showed was that it was important to have a supportive co-parent. Those who felt that their co-parent had confidence in them were also less likely to experience stress and depression. I know you'll both be going through an awful lot of stress when this baby comes, but it's important that you try and do it together.

What Every Mum Should Have At The Top Of Their To Do List

Olivia Siegl | Posted 08.09.2017 | UK Parents
Olivia Siegl

Once upon a time there was a woman who wanted a child. She had longed for this child for years. This woman had always known she had wanted to be a mother and was sure with every fibre in her body that she was going to be a great one

The Pregnancy Secret So Many Expectant Mums Are Hiding Right Now

Louise Baty | Posted 06.09.2017 | UK Parents
Louise Baty

What if you feel so down you can't peel yourself out of bed in the morning? What if the only way to get through each day is to plaster on your make up, fake a smile and force yourself out of the house, even though you'd rather collapse in a crumpled heap?

Postnatal Depression And Me

Georgia Handley | Posted 31.07.2017 | UK Parents
Georgia Handley

My journey of depression hasn't ended yet. I am managing it with medication still. I know I still need my antidepressants but am often plagued with shame for still relying on them and fear that I will never survive without them.

Lots Of Mothers Aren't Coping. I Should Know I Was One Of Them

Jessica Friedmann | Posted 28.07.2017 | UK Parents
Jessica Friedmann

Though postnatal mental illness is extremely common--imagine if every woman who gave birth on a Monday experienced it, and that is the frequency that we are talking about--there is still, in talking about it, a sense of risk and shame. Shame that we are not fit to be mothers; fear that our babies will be taken away from us; sadness at dashed hopes and buried dreams, and above all, sorrow and guilt.

Wherefore Art Thou?

Jess Bovey | Posted 10.07.2017 | UK Parents
Jess Bovey

I love my kids, with all of my being. I hate that I always have to state this, it's a no-brainer - of course I love them but there is always one negative Nancy who is like, "well maybe you shouldn't have had kids", or some other shit comment that makes me backtrack to ensure I've ever implied that I don't love my kids.

Una Healy Revealed She Suffered From Postnatal Depression After Giving Birth To Tadgh

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 26.06.2017 | UK Parents

Una Healy has revealed she suffered from a mild form of postnatal depression after giving birth to her second child. The ‘Saturdays’ singer, 35, w...

Having Another Baby After Postnatal Depression: 7 Things You Need To Know

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 20.06.2017 | UK Parents

It can be daunting for a mother to think about having another child after experiencing postnatal depression. Chrissy Teigen recently opened up about h...

Hopefulness After Hopelessness

Jane Taylor | Posted 20.06.2017 | UK Parents
Jane Taylor

For a long time after my third baby was born I didn't cope very well. I didn't realise it at the time as I just carried on with life, switching to au...

Chrissy Teigen On Having Another Child After Experiencing Postnatal Depression

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 15.06.2017 | UK Parents

Chrissy Teigen has said she won’t let her experience of having postnatal depression stop her from having more children. The 31-year-old, who gave bi...

Living With Postnatal Depression

Sarah Caldwell | Posted 15.05.2017 | UK Parents
Sarah Caldwell

Nearly nine years ago I was induced and gave birth to my son. Then he turned three. That's all I remember. I missed three years. I remember parts, but I couldn't tell you what his first words were, when he first rolled over, what his favourite food was, or what we did together.

PND Mum Launches Global Movement To Empower Other Mums

Olivia Siegl | Posted 12.05.2017 | UK Parents
Olivia Siegl

When I was preparing to become a new mum I was totally "prepared". I'd read all the baby books, blogs and magazines, researched all the "must have" accessories and I knew exactly what I should be eating and the exercise I should be doing to keep myself physically fit and healthy.

Postnatal Anxiety - What I Didn't Expect

Hayley Gardner | Posted 10.05.2017 | UK Parents
Hayley Gardner

I have to check. I have to know that the scenario I have created in my head isn't playing out behind that door. Behind that door is where my daughter sleeps, completely unaware that this is the eighth time I have been in to her room to film her making that weird sound she makes in her sleep.

The Obstacles Of Accessing Mental Health Care As A Mother

Michelle Goodwin | Posted 04.05.2017 | UK Parents
Michelle Goodwin

What annoys me most is that I may be seen as someone who isn't using these services properly and that I am wasting time and money. I need these therapies to be a better person mentally and overall a better mum, yet nothing is done to help me go to these appointments.

17 Top Tips For A Happier Life With A New Baby

Michelle Goodwin | Posted 02.05.2017 | UK Parents
Michelle Goodwin

A new baby is something really special, they smell gorgeous, are tiny and cute and they completely overhaul your lives for a while. It takes some to time to adjust to a new baby in your home, as you get to know them and they get to know you.

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.