So this is something we need to talk about more - our mental health and well-being after our births. We've all heard of the baby blues, but sometimes those feelings can be a bit more. And it's much more common than you may think!
Did you know that up 1 in 7 women will experience some mental health disturbance in her childbirthing year? And that symptoms can occur in any period for up to a year after birth?
Depression, anxiety, intrusive thoughts, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) are all some of the common mood disorders that many new mothers suffer in silence, fear and shame, afraid to reach out for help. But there is help!! The good news is that these conditions are so very treatable.
There is no reason to suffer. And you are not alone.