Having a baby is a big life event, and it’s natural to experience a range of emotions during and after your pregnancy. But if it all starts to have a big impact on how you live your life and you don’t quite feel like yourself anymore then you may have postnatal depression or anxiety.
Had problems before?
If you’ve had problems with your mental health in the past, let your midwife, GP or health visitor know. They can help reduce the chances of it coming back again after your baby is born.
What the professionals say
“If you are struggling to speak to your GP, maybe a partner or someone close to you could pick up the phone and make that initial contact. There’s lots of help available.”
Lesley Weir, Family Nurse Partnership