Pregnancy and Mental Health

Postnatal Depression what to do and not to do, information for dads

  • Research has shown us that a woman’s depression will improve markedly with the consistent support of a significant other.
  • The longer you pretend that the depression will go away by itself or deny it is happening, the longer her recovery will take.
  • The more you expect of her, the greater your demands, the more difficult her recovery will be.
  • The harder you are on yourself, the less resources you will have to carry you through each day.
  • You must take this very seriously.
  • You have much more power to affect the outcome of how you both feel than you might think.
  • Your wife will get better. Things will settle at home, in time. You will have your wife—and your life—back eventually.


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Pregnancy and Mental Health

Postnatal depression how can you help your partner

Key points
  • Watch for signs of postnatal depression in your partner, including changes in your partner’s emotions, thinking or behaviour.
  • If your partner gets early professional help for PND, it can mean a quicker recovery.
  • Support your partner by sharing baby care and housework, listening to your partner and keeping her company.
  • Look after yourself too.


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Pregnancy and Mental Health

Postnatal depression

Postnatal depression can affect women in different ways. It can start at any point in the first year after giving birth and may develop suddenly or gradually.

Many women feel a bit down, tearful or anxious in the first week after giving birth. This is often called the “baby blues” and is so common that it’s considered normal. The “baby blues” don’t last for more than 2 weeks after giving birth.

If your symptoms last longer or start later, you could have postnatal depression.

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