postnatal depression support

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Walking from the shadows of pnd- together

Dear Mums. If you have or have had Postnatal Depression keep reading.. If not then please read on regardless. I was there 6 years ago, covered by the shadow of this hidden illness, the all consuming blackness, tiredness, the tears and anger, the questions ‘Why me?’ ‘This is all I ever wanted why can’t I be happy’ ‘Everyone […]

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A tear slides slowly down her cheek

I can see her sitting on the edge of the sofa, looking anxious, tired, wearing a top spotted with spit up on the shoulder, I catch her glancing at the baby asleep in the bouncer, she sighs, sinks back into the sofa and looks around the room, toys strewn around, a half empty cup of tea and toast barely touched, she dares to […]

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Hugs and Hope

So you may be reading this because a close friend or family member has had a baby and appears to be struggling, maybe they have already found the courage to tell you they are feel low and have got or think they may have Postnatal Depression, You may be wondering what you can do to […]

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8 things for mums with PND must remember

When I was thinking about writing this post I thought back to when I had my daughter and began suffering Postnatal Depression very soon after her birth seven years ago and what I wish someone had told me then when the battle with the PND fog was taking over my life and sucking all the joy out […]

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How to join in #PNDHour tweet chat

#PNDHour is hosted by me via my Twitter profile @PNDandMe every Wednesday at 8pm, by following these 3 simple steps you will be able to join in and connect with others affected by perinatal mental illness. To join in you will need a Twitter account if you haven’t already. 1) Once you’ve logged into your account follow me @PNDandMe if […]

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Intrusive Thoughts – PND Symptom

Trigger warning – This post contains details of intrusive thoughts, so please be mindful of this if you are struggling as it may be best not to read on x Intrusive thoughts can be very scary, they often focus on our baby or ourselves/friends/family, but it is important to remember they are just thoughts, it is common […]

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How Health Visitors can help with postnatal depression

Numerous studies estimate the incidence of perinatal depression at between 15-25%. That is, depression that starts either during pregnancy or in the 12 months following birth. However, perinatal depression is only one aspect of what can happen to both mothers and fathers at an already stressful time – others include post traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, […]

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