Postnatal depression is a type of depression some women experience after they have had a baby.
It usually develops in the first four to six weeks after childbirth, although in some cases it may not develop for several months.
There are many symptoms of postnatal depression, such as low mood, feeling unable to cope and difficulty sleeping, but many women are not aware they have the condition.
As long as postnatal depression is recognized and treated, it is a temporary condition you can recover from.
Treatment for postnatal depression includes:
· self-help advice
· talking therapies such as cognitive behavioral therapy
· antidepressant medication