Postnatal Depression

Below is a very simplified and general explanation of post natal depression. You may experience some or all of these things or your experience may be different. You are welcome to contact us to discuss whether what you are experiencing is post natal depression and what we can do to help. 

What is post natal depression?

Post natal depression is a type of depression that parents can have after having a baby. Symptoms can include: 

  • Feeling unable to bond with your baby
  • Feeling unable to look at your baby
  • Feeling of indifference towards your baby
  • Lack of energy
  • Change in appetite
  • Constant tiredness
  • Indecisive
  • Having suicidal thoughts or thoughts of harming yourself or you baby
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Continuous low mood or sadness
  • Feeling hopeless or helpless
  • Feeling tearful
  • Feeling guilt-ridden
  • Feeling irritable¬†
  • Not getting enjoyment out of life
  • Low self esteem
  • Feeling worthless
  • No confidence
  • Feeling of loss of control of your life
  • Intolerant of people
  • Having no motivation or interest in things