Alcohol consumption is pervasive and socially accepted in many cultures and societies. Women are drinking more often and larger quantities than ever before. This is important, as women during their childbearing years do need to know the impacts of alcohol on their bodies and potential babies. The advice on alcohol use in the perinatal period is […]
‘Antenatal anxiety or depression’ is the term for anxiety and/ or depression that occurs during pregnancy. This can look different for everyone.
If you’re reading this, you might have heard about postnatal anxiety and depression and wondering if this could be happening to you.
Intrusive thoughts One of the potential symptoms of postnatal depression/ anxiety is persistent worries about the wellbeing of your baby. These might include repetitive thoughts or images about your baby being hurt or harmed in some way and this can be one of the most difficult symptoms for new parents to endure. Sometimes these thoughts […]
Because there are a variety of interacting factors that cause PNDA, recovery often involves more than one approach, dealing with both internal and external stressors to address emotional and psychological health as well as attending to practical issues.