Postnatal depressionSymptoms

Postnatal depression can affect women in different ways. It can start at any point in the first year after giving birth and may develop suddenly or gradually.


Postnatal depression is a type of depression that parents can have after having a baby.


Symptoms of postnatal depression include constant sadness, lack of energy and difficulty bonding with your baby.


Things you can do, such as resting and relaxing whenever you can, may help with postnatal depression. Some people need talking therapy or medicines.

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