There are a number of myths surrounding postnatal depression, some of which helped Megan Blandford ignore her own PND for so long. Here's why so many PND myths just aren’t true.
Up to 80 percent of women will experience the 'baby blues' in the days following their child’s birth. But for some women, the feelings of sadness aren’t just about ‘feeling a bit down’ – they’re a sign of postnatal depression.
In the midst of a silent battle Megan Blandford took risks to feel something – anything – again.
It took me years to admit I was not okay.
PND affects up to ten per cent of dads during the perinatal period.
The study found the risk of developing PND increased by about 15 per cent.
Inflammation and gender disappointment may underlie the results, researchers say.
New research suggests there's a need to focus more on helping new mothers manage pain after the baby is born.
After my first child, from the moment I woke up to the moment I finally fell into a drug-induced sleep, it was pure hell.
'I hated touching him, I hated looking at him - I genuinely thought that I hated him.'
If a woman's principal feeling toward her child is disinterest, it may be a sign of postnatal depression.
'Being in a psychiatric ward without my baby felt like hell': mums explain the importance of mother and baby mental health units
Mothers explain why Mother and Baby Mental Health Units are so important.
Postnatal depression is much better understood today. Not so its darker sister, postnatal psychosis.