Pregnancy, birth and early parenthood are times of great change. Having a baby can be the biggest life change that you will ever have. It may be difficult to adjust to the day-to-day stress of caring for a new baby.
Depression and anxiety can occur at any time in your life, and can often come to the surface with a major event like pregnancy or having a baby. The risk is higher if you have been depressed in the past.
Signs and symptoms
After the birth of a child.
Two out of every 3 women who have a baby will have the 'baby blues' a wide range of feelings including tearfulness and anxiety. These normal feelings usually happen on about the third or fourth day after childbirth and last for a day or two.
For some women the blues may never go and the situation develops into postnatal depression (PND).
Symptoms of postnatal depression may develop a few weeks or months after childbirth, perhaps long after the blues have gone away.
PND has the same signs and symptoms as depression experienced by men and by women which is covered under Depression Hypnotherapy.
Common symptoms of PND include:
If you have PND you are likely to feel depressed much of the time, even when your baby is on their best behaviour.
Hypnotherapy can help break this cycle by teaching you're subconscious mind how to put the past, present and future into perspective. And how to move forward with your life, before it ruins your relationships or professional life.