Having a baby is a life changing experience and affects everyone differently. There are ups and downs and it is paramount that you are supported along the way with these ever changing emotions.
Often the expectation is very different from the reality of having a baby and this in turn can affect mum’s emotional state and can lead to negative feelings of guilt or low mood. Along with hormonal imbalances associated with the recent delivery and breast feeding this can exacerbate the situation.
There is information for people suffering with post natal depression on NHS Choices:
Tips for new parents can be found on the NHS Choices website:
(added 11th May 2017) See also the information on the attached for new and parents to be
help and emotional support for new and parents to be