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Post Natal Depression

By July 10, 2019 No Comments

Nine months of anticipation, watching your belly get bigger and waiting to meet your precious bundle, and now you just feel like crying. What happened? Many women go through mood changes after they have a baby. They are still experiencing the melting pot of hormones as well as the realisation that this wee creature is completely dependent on them. The ‘baby blues’ is a very common occurrence in the first few days, it should be regarded as a normal part of birth and treated with kindness and compassion.

But what about when those feelings persist? If you are finding that even after two or three weeks, you are still having trouble functioning on a day to day basis, you may like to investigate Post Natal Depression (PND)
Left untreated, PND can interfering with the bond between mother and baby, it can add stress to relationship and can be very distressing for a new mother. It is important to speak with your health professional, if you feel that you are experiencing any of the signs of PND.

Post natal depression is treatable with a combination of medication and therapy. With over thirty years experience Margaret McDonald can teach you techniques and strategies to make sure you are enjoying those first precious years of your baby’s life. Please don’t hesitate to phone our office on 3862 8833 or email reception@mmcdonald.com.au