UK Maternal Mental Health Matters Awareness Week
30th April – 6th May
One in ten women develop depression during pregnancy or following childbirth. Postnatal depression (postpartum depression) is a form of mood disorder associated with pregnancy and childbirth. Postnatal depression is more than baby blues (feeling low mood, anxious, and tired in days after giving birth) – if your depression symptoms last longer than two weeks after giving birth, you could have postnatal depression.
You may also feel excessively anxious, exhausted, angry, and unable to relax. Learning skills to overcome your low mood is essential in managing postnatal depression. However, postpartum anxiety and depression can often be healed only with the help of mental health professionals.