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After a baby is born there’s many emotions that a mother feels. Unfortunately, depression is one of them. Postnatal depression can be life threatening to you or your baby if you don’t get proper help.

When you’re experiencing postnatal depression you may start to feel like you can’t cope with parenthood, your self-esteem drops and you start to feel guilty.

The birth of a new baby places a lot of stress on a new mother. This stress, when there’s no help and support, can become too much for a mother to handle.

When this occurs it can cause you to feel overwhelmed which can lead to depression. Did you know that postnatal depression occurs in 7 out of 10 mothers?

Postnatal depression doesn’t have to be your life. You can overcome it and enjoy parenthood.

Common Signs of Postnatal Depression

  • Feelings of self-loathing, low self-esteem and a lack of confidence.
  • Suicidal or negative thoughts towards your life and your baby’s life.
  • You feel as if your life is meaningless.
  • You feel inadequate and guilty for even the smallest of things.
  • You have trouble coping with everyday life and your new responsibility.
  • An increased avoidance of intimacy and a lowered sex drive.
  • Feeling irritable and tearful all the time.
  • Insomnia and difficulty getting to sleep.
  • Skipping meals and a loss of appetite.
  • Having trouble concentrating and difficulty remembering things.
  • An increase in panic attacks, heart palpitations and anxiety.

Your Approach to Getting Better

A feeling like you can’t cope, negative thoughts, and suicidal tendencies are serous signs that you may have postnatal depression.

You don’t have to go through it alone. There is support available.

The first step to getting help is recognising and understanding that you have postnatal depression.

The next step is telling your loved ones you have postnatal depression and that you need help.

The final step is reaching out and asking for help from a professional psychologist in Preston who specialises in postnatal depression.

Postnatal depression doesn’t have to stop you from loving your baby and yourself. With counselling you can regain control over your life and enjoy parenthood like you deserve.

How Can Post Natal Depression Start?

Postnatal depression can come on suddenly or build up over time. Some reasons that can cause PD to occur include, but isn’t limited to:

  • If there’s a miscarriage or if the baby passes on after childbirth.
  • A demanding and stressful home life with limited support networks.
  • A high risk pregnancy or birth that may have been complicated for both the mother and the baby.

Postnatal depression doesn’t have rob you of the joy of being a new mother. With help from a Life Resolutions psychologist in Preston, you have the potential to love your baby and life again.

Where is Our Postnatal Depression Service Located?

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To find out how we can help call today on 1300 668 256