thought of ending things or walking away. More than 1,000 mothers of multiples responded to the 2008 Tamba Health and Lifestyle survey: 17% of respondents had experienced PND, whilst a further 18% were 'not sure' if they had. This is nearly double
As Depression Awareness Week begins, natal psychotherapist Lori Fitzgerald has claimed that the treatment available for sufferers of Post Natal Depression (PND) is inadequate with too much reliance on prescription medication.In a statement, released
Scientists believe they have found a link between low-levels of omega-3 in new mothers and post-natal depression.Researchers from the Universtiy of Montreal found that a mother's omega-3 levels fall during pregnancy and remain lowered for at least six weeks after birth. They beli...
Pregnant women and new mums should get help and advice on bonding with their baby under new proposals to be published on Thursday.The report, which is backed by Children’s Minister Elizabeth Truss, suggests that the current system places too much importance on physical health and...
Midwife Nikki replies: Postnatal depression (PND) affects about one in 10 women - and a previous history can make you more vulnerable.However, the reasons you were depressed last time may no longer be issues and, as this is your second baby, you
hormone levels following pregnancy and birth. The baby blues tends to sort itself out and does not usually require any specific treatment other than reassurance and support. More serious is post-natal depression (PND), which is a recognised medical
'Connell, head of information at Mind, the mental health charity, answers some common questions.Q. What can I do to minimise the risk of getting PND? A. 'There is nothing you can do to totally protect yourself, but there are things that can help you manage
The early days with a new baby can be hard - but there is light at the end of the tunnel. Here are some of the common feelings which you may experience - and how to deal with them. Dealing with the baby blues
that having a baby is a major life transition that involves losses as well as gains.’ Postnatal depression is surprisingly common, but help is available. The first step is recognising that you are suffering from PND. Some, but not all, of the following can
Dad-of-four Austin Healey is so brilliantly placed to share his wisdom on life as a modern dad that he admits to suffering from postnatal depression after the birth of his first daughter. 'It's true,' he says. 'After Ellie-Mae was born, Lou (Louise, Austin's wife, pictured above ...