There are a number of myths surrounding postnatal depression, some of which helped Megan Blandford ignore her own PND for so long. Here's why so many PND myths just aren¡¯t true.
Up to 80 percent of women will experience the 'baby blues' in the days following their child¡¯s birth. But for some women, the feelings of sadness aren¡¯t just about ¡®feeling a bit down¡¯ ¨C they¡¯re a sign of postnatal depression.
Social media might help identify fathers at risk of PND, according to a new study.
Up to 20 per cent of Australian women experience anxiety or depression during pregnancy or during the first year after their baby is born.
'Things were far from fine. I couldn¡¯t sleep. If I did drop off, I¡¯d wake up shouting ¡°where is she?¡±'
"I needed help and was not scared to ask for it. The whole experience really added to my trauma," she said.
"It's a funny thing, to attempt to see clearly in a sandstorm with no goggles," Morissette wrote.
"I have been here before," the singer wrote.
Paternal mental illness is underdiagnosed is because it often appears differently from women.
Soon after the birth of my son depression struck. But there was a silver lining.
Feeling a range of emotions, both positive and negative, is a common experience of re-adjustment for mums new and seasoned.
Why around 1 in 7 new mums experience postnatal anxiety.
PPD made me feel weak and empty, lost and fearful, and for a while, it took my voice.