Signs of Perinatal depression
Perinatal depression can occur anytime from pregnancy through to when the baby is a year old.
Signs may include:
- withdrawal from regular activities and social interactions
- feeling tearful
- difficultly sleeping or excessive sleep
- inability to cope
- lack of motivation
- low mood or feeling numb
- feelings of inadequacy; failure, guilt, shame, hopelessness, sadness
- thoughts or suicide or self-harm
Bupa has teamed up with lead researchers and specialists to develop a new online tool mummatters. It’s a great way for women who are pregnant or recently had a baby to do some simple checks to ensure they’re coping well and provides access to support services if needed.