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Postnatal depression isn't something only women experience, men experience this too. So it is important not to ignore your feelings. 

It's hard to know what to expect when your baby is born. 

No one will judge you when you decide to talk about your emotions.

It’s the best way to get support.

Things to try if you are feeling low:

  • Spend time with family and friends

  • Spend time with your baby, try some relaxing skin to skin

  • Take a walk 

  • Exercise (outdoors or at home)

  • Eat well

  • Good sleep routines

  • Avoid unhealthy habits (alcohol & cigarettes)

  • Try relaxation techniques has a useful self-assessment online tool that asks a series of questions and gives advice depending on your answers. You do not need to give any of your personal details and it is your choice whether you follow the advice. 

Please visit and enter ‘Depression and anxiety self-assessment quiz’ in the search bar.
Pregnancy and birth

Pregnancy and birth

Your midwife will talk you through what to expect. Make sure you attend antenatal appointments.

Things don’t always go as planned. 

If you feel emotions you have not felt before such as anxiety or experience flashbacks, nightmares or question the birth, talk to your midwife, health visitor or GP

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