Parenting rollercoaster: Post-natal depression

It is taken for granted that new mums will be happy and content following the birth of their baby. They are also expected to instinctively know how to manage the many needs of their infant, and adjust to the extra workload involved.

16th August, 2008

It is taken for granted that new mums will be happy and content following the birth of their baby. They are also expected to instinctively know how to manage the many needs of their infant, and adjust to the extra workload involved.

When mums don’t cope, they shouldn’t be chastised, as they may in fact be suffering from one of the most common illnesses experienced by new mothers – postnatal depression (PND)....

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