Postnatal Depression Online Support
Are you struggling to bond with your newborn baby? Perhaps you’re experiencing feelings of extreme sadness and exhaustion? Maybe you’re neglecting your own needs? These may be a result of post natal depression symptoms.
Postnatal depression is more than just “baby blues”. Many women experience depression during their pregnancy or after giving birth, and it can be a serious mental health condition. Most commonly, it affects the mother, but it can also affect their partners.
Motherhood is an abrupt lifestyle change and can be surprisingly difficult to deal with. Some women experience feelings of crippling sadness, exhaustion, and anxiety, making it impossible to complete care activities for themselves and their newborn.
Do I have postnatal depression?
Postnatal depression is most commonly identified through the following experiences:
- Chronic feelings of low mood or inexplicable sadness
- Low energy
- Feelings of maternal failure
- Lack of concentration
- Difficult making decisions
- Diminished or increased appetite
- Feelings of hopelessness and guilt
- Problems with bonding with your baby – indifference and no enjoyment in their company
- Disturbing thoughts of harming your baby
- Thoughts of suicide or self-harm
What to do if you’re suffering from post natal depression symptoms
Postnatal depression can feel very lonely. You may feel ashamed and distressed, and you might experience the feeling of being trapped.
Remember: you’re absolutely not on your own.
Therapy on your terms
Get face-to-face, online help from a highly-qualified therapist who can help you regain control.