I experienced postnatal depression with my first child, a daughter. It was from all the pressure to do this and do it that way and everyone’s negative input on how to look after my precious little bundle of joy. This was meant to be such a happy and fulfilling time in my life. Although a lot of it was stressful, tiring and very depressing. This experience and feelings of postnatal depression continued for well over a year. I know I did overcome this difficult time in my life and I truly believe it was my beautiful baby girl who got me throughout. Let’s not be too hard on ourselves as new mothers.

Posted anonymously, 5th April 2016

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  • Thank you so much for your kind words and understanding. I love my little girl :-)


  • I am so glad you were able to overcome this very serious condition. I think it is very empowering that women feel they can talk about PND as in the past it really was something that no one talked about.


  • I am sooo pleased you are much happier now.
    Wishing you and your family health and much happiness and please know that there are many moms here only willing and happy to have a chin wag and try and help were possible.
    Sending special and gentle hugs to you and your beautiful little girl. xx


  • So glad you pulled through. Its a dark and rough road to be on – unless you have been there, its hard to comprehend how debilitating it is. Enjoy the future with your loving family.

    • Thankyou and yes I am enjoying my family now.


  • So many people insist on offering “helpful” advice…


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