You are not alone...
Both during and after pregnancy mood and anxiety disorders can affect any woman without warning. You may not have a history of depression and this could be your second or third child. Women with careers are affected as often as women who stay at home. Fathers and adoptive parents can also be affected.
Are you concerned?
You may like to ask yourself these questions:
Do you have trouble sleeping even when your baby is asleep?
Do you get anxious over the littlest things that concern your baby?
Are you irritable with everyone?
Do you feel like your emotions are on a roller coaster?
Are you often confused and feel like you can't concentrate, even on simple tasks?
Do you feel like you're not the Mother you want to be?
Do you feel like your baby would be better off without you?
If you answer yes to any of these questions you may be suffering from a perinatal mood disorder that can be treated. Help and support are available.
Contact Baby and Beyond Parental Counselling