Postpartum depression is serious and widely unspoken about. Around 15% of women have depression following childbirth and approximately 10% of women experience depression during 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 expecting couples and parents can access the support they need.
Postpartum Depression Symptoms
It is important for expecting parents and their loved ones to understand the signs and symptoms of postpartum depression. 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
We understand that during this time parents are very busy. 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.