Postnatal & Postpartum Depression
Are you struggling with postpartum depression?
Postnatal depression is a type of depression that parents can have after having a baby. Please remember that postpartum depression is treatable.
What is postpartum depression?
“Postpartum” means the time after childbirth. Most women get the “baby blues,” or feel sad or empty, within a few days of giving birth. For many women, the baby blues go away in 3 to 5 days. If your baby blues don’t go away or you feel sad, hopeless, or empty for longer than 2 weeks, you may have postpartum depression.
Postpartum depression impacts how we feel, think and act. It affects people in different ways and can cause a wide variety of symptoms. However low you are feeling now, please remember that postpartum depression is treatable.
When to seek treatment
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What you need to know
Postnatal depression is a type of depression that many parents experience after having a baby.
It's a common problem, affecting more than 1 in every 10 women within a year of giving birth. It can also affect fathers and partners.