Postpartum depression is not something that is widely spoken about with expecting parents. However, 15% of women have depression following childbirth and approximately 10% of women experience depression throughout their pregnancy. Our head psychologist Mary Magalotti and the team of psychologists at Life Resolutions are dedicated to supporting parents throughout their pregnancy and after childbirth. Our director, Jodie Brenton works tirelessly to ensure all parents can access the support they need.
Understanding pregnancy and postpartum depression are very important for expecting parents or loved ones of those who are expecting. The symptoms of pregnancy and postpartum depression include:
- Feelings of anger or irritability
- Loss or lack of interest in the baby
- Feelings of sadness or shame
- Changes in appetite and sleep
- Feelings of guilt or hopelessness
- Loss of interest in things you used to enjoy
Support is Important
During this time, parents can be busy and stressed. However, both Jodie Brenton and Mary Magalotti want to emphasise that getting support during this time is increasingly important. Seeking support from loved ones and parenting groups is a good way to seek support.
We also recommend seeking professional support if you are concerned about pregnancy and postpartum depression. Here at Life Resolutions, we provide support for parents. You can also seek support through your GP, and services such as LifeLine.
Our team of experienced psychologists strive to provide compassionate support to expecting parents. For more information on our services, visit our website. You can also book online or enquire over the phone.