Postnatal Depression

Is It Possible to Enjoy the 'Good' Days When You Have Post Natal Depression?

Olivia Siegl | Posted 15.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Olivia Siegl

You tentatively get out of bed and as you take each ritual step into the nursery you realise that your steps are a little lighter and the quick sand you feel yourself walking through most days is now more like a muddy puddle. Your head feels, dare you say it "clearer" and the morning routine not as daunting.

There Is a Wolf in My House

Josefa Pete | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Josefa Pete

Being home with my son was a battle. A battle against the wolf. That wolf lurked and lingered. It undermined me and my choices. I watched it circle the house as it watched me feed the baby. "You don't know what you're doing". "You call yourself a mother." The taunts were piercing. I was shattering a little more each time.

How To Tell If You Have Postnatal Depression

PA | PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle

One in seven new mothers suffer from depression, so it will come as a relief that British doctors have identified the first advance blood test for pos...

Postnatal Depression: The Symptoms

Liz Wise | Posted 04.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Liz Wise

I never believed in the word depression, let alone postnatal depression, how could anyone possibly be depressed after having a baby I wondered?

Postnatal Depression: The Symptoms

Liz Ware | Posted 17.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Liz Ware

For all of you reading this and who are experiencing this very debilitating condition now, REMEMBER YOU WILL GET BETTER, it is a gradual and timely recovery, but postnatal depression does go and you will live life to the full again.

Antenatal Depression Sufferers 'Are Being Failed'

PA | Posted 11.11.2012 | UK

More needs to be done to spot and support women suffering with antenatal depression, experts have warned today. The Royal College of Midwives (RCM)...

Suffering in Silence

Janet Fyle | Posted 22.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Janet Fyle

As a society, we probably do not understand the extent to which perinatal mental health problems can impact adversely on families and in particular children. There is a paradox of society's expectation of the happy mother, perfect parents with a much loved baby. This is in contrast compared to the hidden realities of becoming and being parents.

Older Mothers 'Five Times More Likely To Suffer Depression'

The Huffington Post UK | Georgia James | Posted 23.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle

New mothers in their early forties are five times more likely to suffer from depression after giving birth than their younger counterparts, new resear...