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Postnatal depression

Postnatal depression is a type of depression that many parents experience after having a baby. It's a common problem, affecting more than 1 in every 10 women within a year of giving birth.

It can also affect fathers and partners, although this is less common.

For more information please visit the NHS websiteThey also have some useful information about coping with stress after having a baby.

It's important to seek help as soon as possible if you think you might be depressed, as your symptoms could last months or get worse and have a significant impact on you, your baby and your family.  

Visit the NCT website for further details on this including postnatal depression in dads.

If you feel you or your partner may be suffering with depression, talk to your midwife, health visitor or your GP for advice.

For more information and support, look at MIND, the mental health charity. They have a section that explains what it is and what help is available for you and your family.

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