Having a baby is one of the most dramatic life events you will ever experience. The labour and birth can be the worst and best day of your life in one. You can feel love in its greatest intensity and a rollercoaster of other, more painful emotions hit you at the same time. Far from the outdated view that you just need to wait for those hormones to settle, the postnatal period is greatly impacted by a range of psychological and social factors. In fact, we know now that nearly as many Fathers as Mothers show symptoms of postnatal depression. In this section you will find useful tools for addressing sleep deprivation, coping with the new stressors placed on you, tackling depression and maintaining a good relationship with your partner.
Change is a cause of stress and having a baby changes your life in countless ways, some of which you didn't see coming. The physical and psychological trauma of childbir... Read more
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