Postnatal depression – Early signs and getting support


Postnatal depression is really important,
effecting 1 in 10 women. This condition is common, you’re not on your
own and nothing terrible will happen like having for example your baby taken away. Some of the early signs of depression include
feeling low in mood, sometimes feeling anxious rather than feeling low, lacking in energy,
not being able to sleep for example. Women can also feel suicidal or even have
thoughts of harming the baby. If you are experiencing any of these, it’s
really important to talk to either your midwife, your health visitor or a GP who can then forward you to a psychiatrist
if they think that’s necessary. Depression is very very treatable either through
things like talking therapies or with medication.

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