New Parents

Low Mood

Following the birth of your baby you may feel down or depressed, many women experience the ‘baby blues’, which can be due to the sudden hormonal changes in your body after childbirth, ‘baby blues’ are normal and will usually last a few days. 


Postnatal depression can affect women and many women suffer in silence. Postnatal depression usually occurs two to eight weeks following childbirth but can happen up to a year following the birth.  Let your health visitor know if you are feeling low in mood.  Click on the link below for information about the baby blues and postnatal depression

This local website provides support to suffers of postnatal depression and their families:

Feeling Depressed After Giving Birth


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