“There were days I wished someone would take my son away from me.”
I was irritable and angry, snapping at the smallest things. I felt hopeless and dead inside.
“All the brochures said I would be happy and excited when my baby arrived. Instead, I was miserable.”
I didn’t feel love or a connection to my baby and because of this, I thought something was terribly wrong with me.
Postnatal depression symptoms and where to get help
Postnatal depression affects one in seven woman. If you think you’re suffering from postnatal depression, you should seek professional help right away.
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“I wept as my idea of being a mother washed down the drain.”
As a new mum, I was spiralling into despair. Thankfully, a close friend chose to visit and reached out with three simple words.