Can postnatal depression go on its own

Depression feels incredibly lonely. And scary. Especially when you have a little baby to look after on top of that. You have millions of questions running through your head every day. “How does postnatal depression affect the baby?” “Does depression impact my milk supply?” “Will they take my baby if I admit I am depressed?” …

How we can help stop postnatal depression in new mums

Ok. The statistics say that 1 in 7 women experience postnatal depression. However, these numbers are NOT accurate. Why? Because they refer only to the reported cases. However, there are still many mums who suffer in silence and never reach out for help. The question is, what can we do to change this? What can …

Why famous people talking about postnatal depression WON’T stop the stigma

‘I didn’t want to be here anymore after having a baby. I went to the darkest place I’ve been in my life.’ Kate Lawler has recently admitted she had postnatal depression. As she said in the DailyMail article, ‘the first year of motherhood was the hardest thing I’ve ever done and I didn’t enjoy every …

Shrewsbury maternity scandal: Natural isn’t always the natural way

“What’s wrong?” my husband Yaw asked as I entered a room holding our 4-month old baby in my arms. “Have you read about the Shrewsbury Maternity Scandal?” I asked. “No, what happened?” he said. I sat next to him and started reading the story that I had come across only a few minutes earlier on …

Why I think it’s brave of Amy Schumer to talk about her struggles in motherhood?

Amy Schumer recently opened up about her experience as a mother in an Instagram selfie with her son Gene. She said: “Being his mom is heaven on earth and also means a constant feeling of guilt and vulnerability I will never get used to. Your heart feels like it’s outside your body and you’re too …