Wednesday, 22 February 2012
Guest blog by the Analytical Armadillo (http://www.analyticalarmadillo.co.uk)
“Postnatal depression (PND) is a type of depression some women experience after they have had a baby. It usually develops in the first four to six weeks after childbirth, although in some cases it may not develop for
several months. There is often no reason for the depression.There are many symptoms of PND, such as low mood, feeling unable to cope and difficulty sleeping, but many women are not aware that they have the condition. It is important for partners, family, friends and healthcare professionals to recognise the signs of PND as early as possible so that appropriate treatment can be given.It is very important to understand that having PND does not mean you do not love or care for your baby.”
Via Milk Matters I see lots of mums who have been struggling for various amounts of time with different problems, but what I’ve noticed is a large percentage are either diagnosed with PND, or it has been suggested to them they may be suffering from it.
It confuses me.