Giving You a Second Chance at Parenthood

Postnatal depression generally occurs after the birth of a baby, but can happen during pregnancy as well.

When postnatal depression begins you may start to experience feelings of intense sadness, an inability to cope with the baby, or in severe cases cause harm to the baby.

While you do feel sad in the first week after the baby is born, continuous sadness is not normal. Did you know that in the first year after giving birth, a woman may need more psychological help than at any other time in their life?

You don’t have to live like this. You can enjoy parenthood again. Postnatal depression doesn’t have to stop you from enjoying your family. There is hope.

Common Signs That You’re Experiencing Postnatal Depression

  • Lack of confidence and low self-esteem.
  • The beginning of negative thoughts towards your own life or your baby’s life.
  • You may feel inadequate or guilty about completing small daily tasks.
  • You may feel as if your life is worthless and meaningless.
  • You start to have difficulty concentrating or remembering things.
  • There’s a decrease in appetite where you just start to skip meals.
  • You see an increase in panic attacks, heart palpitations and anxiety.
  • There’s an increase with insomnia and difficulty getting to sleep.
  • Intense sadness, irritability or tearfulness.
  • Avoidance of intimacy and a low sex drive.
  • An overwhelming feeling like you can’t cope with life.

Your Approach to Getting Better

Not being able to cope, a lack of self-confidence, and negative thoughts towards your baby are all common symptoms that you may be suffering from postnatal depression.

You don’t have to feel as if you should be doing it alone. There is help and support available.

By understanding about postnatal depression, and knowing you have a problem, you’ve taken your first step to getting the support you need.

The next step is getting your loved ones involved and tell them how you’re feeling.

The third step is calling a registered phycologist who understands how to help you recover from postnatal depression.

Having a baby should be one of the best experiences of your life. You don’t have to let postnatal depression win.

Counselling can give you back your life so you can enjoy your family like you deserve to.

How Can Post Natal Depression Start?

There are many reasons why postnatal depression may arise. These include, but aren’t limited to:

  • If you experience loss before, during or after child birth.
  • There’s additional stress on you after the birth of the baby and support isn’t available.
  • A pregnancy is classed as high risk and is more stressful than expected for the mother.

Counselling for postnatal depression can help you overcome the feelings you’re experiencing. Allow us to help you through this difficult time so you can enjoy and love your family like you want to.

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