Attending Baby Groups to Help With Postnatal Depression

We were never supposed to do this alone. Raising a child was something that the whole tribe likely would have taken a role in. And as for the mother, she would’ve been surrounded by others who had either been there before, or ones who were in the same boat as she was. My point being, if you’re struggling because you’re doing this on your own, then it’s because you were never supposed to.

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Taking Antidepressants to Help With Postnatal Depression

I can sit here and give out all the advice that I can possibly think of to help with postnatal depression, but if you’re in that bad of a place you simply aren’t going to care. This is why antidepressants are the first thing that I’m going to talk about as part of my postnatal depression toolkit. Antidepressants If you feel the symptoms of postnatal depression, or depression in general, then the very first thing that you should do is go and see your doctor. It took me six years from when I first had depression. But my wife eventually made…

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Postnatal Depression: Where I Am 6 Months on from Having PND

For whatever reason, I’ve been a little reflective of my postnatal depression this week. I think it was down to the fact that I was actually on Twitter for the first time during a #PNDhour, (which is Wednesdays between 8-9pm) and I obviously got talking to a bunch of people about postnatal depression. So I thought I’d sit here and give an update on where I am now. Personally I feel like it’s important to not only hear about people’s struggle with PND, but also to hear something from those out the other side. After all, that’s what everyone wants, to be on the other side.

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Being Left Alone with the Baby: a Nervous Dad and his Daughter

This week I was actually left alone with the baby. I’ve been left alone with her before. But since we’ve had her I can probably count the number of times this has happened on one hand. My wife is, after all, on maternity leave. She also breastfeeds without expressing. Not only that, she doesn’t really like to be away from Isabelle. So she doesn’t exactly leave her very often, even if it is with me. Of course, I see no problem with this, I don’t actually mind being with the two of them. Being Left Alone with the Baby There’s still…

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Postnatal Depression: An Evolutionary Approach

Postnatal depression, much like depression in general, is a horrendous, crippling condition. But it’s something that may have been developed over time to benefit our survival as a species. As much as we like to think we’ve come a long way since our ancestors of the Neolithic era, in reality, we’re not that different. Of course, our technology has drastically changed, but underneath the gadgets and the gizmos we’re still pretty much the same animal.

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