Jessica Rowe on how post-natal depression still impacts her 10 years on.
The Studio 10 co-host and mum-of-two speaks openly about experiencing post-natal depression twice, and how anti-depressants changed her life.
Jessica Rowe, who recently quit her hosting role on Studio 10 to spend more time with her family, says that almost two months after bringing her now-10-year-old daughter, Allegra, into the world, she knew her feelings of loneliness, worry and isolation were not ‘normal’ for someone who had long-wanted a child.
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“I still have my moments. I take antidepressants every day and I don’t have any shame in saying that. It’s something I’ve had to do to keep myself on an even keel, and I really began that when I realised I had post-natal depression after the birth of my first child, Allegra.”
Jessica spoke about her experience to Yours magazine as part of R U OK Day.
We recently shared how the impact of postnatal depression can affect you for years to come and even harm your ability to bond with your future grandchildren – Read that here.
If you or someone you know may be suffering from postpartum depression or anxiety, you can reach out to PANDA Call 1300 726 306 OR call beyond blue on 1300 224 636 or visit their website www.beyondblue.com.au.
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