We know that becoming a parent brings many big life adjustments, and for some the transition from pregnancy to parenthood will be easier for some than others – for a whole range of reasons. Whilst the degree of adjustment and stress will vary from one person to another, so too will their access to practical and emotional support.
It is now well known, that the postnatal period is one of the most difficult for many women, and as a result, women are more likely to develop or experience mental health problems at this time in her life than any other. There are a range of different emotional and mental health problems that can arise – from stress to depression and anxiety. Whilst all of these conditions are common – they can be very serious of not identified and treated early. So getting help early is key.