Postnatal Depression can be a feeling many women feel after the birth of their child, having a baby is a very emotional experience and huge transition for parents and their family. The experience of postnatal depression varies for each individual, which can be characterise by pervasive, long lasting low mood, feeling hopelessness and helplessness, having and impact on a mothers daily functioning and acre for herself, her family and her new new born child.
Signs and Symptoms
Sigs and symptoms can vary for each individual;
- Persistent feeling of sadness and low mood.
- Difficulty sleeping at night, feeling drained and sleepy throughout the day.
- Difficulty bonding with your baby.
- Withdrawing contact with new family and other people.
- Feeling hopeless and helpless.
- Difficulty with concentrating and making decision.
How can Therapy help
Therapy for postnatal depression will provide you with a safe space to talk about your thoughts and feelings with a qualified professional. Your therapist will help you understand the nature of your depression and how this can be changed and managed to help you and your new family. talking to a therapist will help you with complicated and difficult feelings, which may be making you feel embarrassed or guilty, your therapist will provide a non-judgemental space where you can comfortable discuss how your feeling any how you would like to move forwards.