Mental health issues during pregnancy or following birth can be distressing. You may feel like you will never overcome it. You can and you will.
Talk about your experience
It is very important and helpful to talk about it with your wife, partner or girfriend after it has happened.
Talking about how you were each affected can be very healing. Dismissing or avoiding the subject only increases the guilt and stigma.
It may take months to be able to talk about the experience without feeling distressed. Sharing these conversations shows love and understanding.
Your relationship has some good tips and advice, as does
Although this resource is aimed at dads, the information is helpful for all new parents and carers regardless of gender, who are coping with perinatal mental illness.