There are many symptoms which may include:
Feelings of anxiety may prevent women leaving the house, feeling unable to care for their baby or have thoughts about harming their baby.
Although harmful thoughts are thought to be very common, it is best to discuss these with you GP, health visitor or other health professional. This will ensure you receive the support needed for yourself, your baby and your family.
Please speak to your health visitor, midwife or GP if you think you have postnatal depression.
This will aid a swift recovery with treatments which are best suited to your needs.
Postnatal depression (PND) needs to be treated promptly to avoid any long term impact on the family.
There are many effective treatments available.