1 in 10 Dad’s can experience Postnatal Depression and/or anxiety. This can happen anytime in the first year of your child’s life.

If your partner is experiencing Postnatal Depression you are at increased risk of becoming depressed or anxious. It can be difficult helping someone who is affected by depression. It can put a strain on your relationship and you may feel helpless, not knowing what to do or say.

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You may find the challenges of becoming a father or adding to your family difficult to manage.

There can be new changes and responsibilities to face. Money worries, financial pressures, stress at work may all be contributing factors for feeling depressed and anxious.

Sleep deprivation affects both parents. This can affect our mental and physical health.

Perhaps you have felt worried and concerned over the health of your partner and baby through pregnancy. Prolonged worry can escalate into anxiety.

Some Partners can also experience distress and trauma over the actual birth.

Signs to look out for:

  • Feeling tense, nervous or anxious for no particular reason.
  • Feeling irritable or having mood swings.
  • Panic attacks
  • Loss of confidence or self esteem
  • Sleep and appetite changes
  • Feelings of hopelessness or despair
  • Loss of interest in things you once enjoyed.

Pregnancy, birth and parenthood brings many changes and challenges for both Parents. If you feel affected by any of the above, please contact us in confidence.

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antenatal depression

Having antenatal depression does not necessarily mean you will develop postnatal depression. Many mums do feel well once their baby is born and having help and support as soon as possible makes all the difference.

postnatal depression

Postnatal depression is a type of depression some women experience after having a baby. It can develop anytime in the first year after giving birth.

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