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Getting beyond the baby blues

October 3, 2012

A new addition to the family should be a time of joy, but for many mothers it is not.  Around 1 in 7 new mothers will experience postnatal depression, which can have a severe impact on wellbeing.

National depression initiative BeyondBlue describes some of these:

Mental health disorders make it extremely difficult for new and expectant mothers to get through the day, let alone manage during pregnancy, respond to the needs of their infant or attend to other children. beyond babyblue’s research revealed that many depressed mothers describe feeling no joy. Instead they feel like they are down a black hole, numb, detached, alone and unable to cope or interact with their baby or their life.

Recognising these low moods and seeking help early will help ensure a quicker recovery.  You don’t have to endure this on your own, or write it off as part of the process of becoming a new parent.

Psychologists are trained experts in helping people with postnatal depression feel and cope better.  Give us a call today or contact us through the email form on our website if you’d like more information about how we can assist.

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