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Health in pregnancy and the early years

Postnatal depression

It's completely normal to feel teary or anxious in the first couple of weeks after having a baby. However, if these emotions don't subside you could be suffering from postnatal depression.

It's a common problem and affects more than 1 in every 10 women. It also affects fathers and partners too.

With the right support, which can include self-help strategies, you can make a full recovery.

For information and advice visit the NHS:

Feeling depressed after childbirth
Including the baby blues, postpartum psychosis and postnatal post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Postnatal depression
Including symptoms, causes and treatments.