Alfie met and married his childhood sweetheart and within a year they’d had a baby girl. He hadn’t always had an easy life but said now he felt his life was complete. Within a few days of his daughter being born, though, he noticed he felt different. Nothing obvious at first but he was aware … More Ante Natal and Post Natal Depression and Anxiety in Men
I was delighted to read in The Guardian recently that a new initiative by the NSPCC has been established to support parents’ mental health during pregnancy and the year following the birth of their child. Recent research reported in The Telegraph suggests that as many as one in three mums-to-be will experience depression in pregnancy. … More Mental Wellness for Parents
My name is Delphi. When I found out I was expecting in 2003, it was a huge shock when my midwife, Zoe, told me she thought I was suffering with poor mental health in pregnancy. It was a shock, because I would have described myself as a cheerful and positive person, delighted to be pregnant. … More You are not alone.
A lot of work is being done to raise awareness of better mental health, but depression continues to carry a stigma with it. Which is why, when the words depression and pregnancy are mentioned in the same sentence, people find it hard to understand. And yet the growing number of people reporting anxiety, depression and stress-like symptoms whilst … More The importance of breath
Many women worry that as well as their anxiety about the pregnancy itself, their mood may be having an adverse affect on their baby in the womb. My story of ante-natal depression may not be the worst on record, but it certainly wasn’t the mildest either. All I can say is that my son is one of … More Everything and Doughnuts
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