Mums suffering anxiety and depression in silence

Mums suffering anxiety and depression in silence

One in three women are suffering depression and anxiety when pregnant, and over half suffer from the baby blues post-natal

Pregnancy

Before and after pregnancy is an incredibly emotional time for mums, and new research suggests more women than estimated are suffering from depression and anxiety.

A survey by The Baby Show found 60 per cent of mums said they suffered from the baby blues after giving birth – a quarter from post-natal depression.

Nearly half (44 per cent) admitted to feeling isolated once they'd given birth because of working partners and feelings of losing their identity. Worryingly, 62 per cent said they didn't get the support or treatment they needed.

Another survey by BabyCentre found around 30 per cent of mums-to-be frequently experience five or more indicators of depression.

42 per cent had never told their doctor or midwife about it due to feeling guilty, embarrassed or worried about feeling judged. Almost half did not want to be labelled as mentally ill. 26 per cent had not even discussed it with a partner, close friend or relative, leaving mums and mums-to-be to suffer in silence

There will be a panel at The Baby Show discussing post-natal depression on Friday 23 October with Rachel Boyd from Mind, Mark Williams of Dads Matter UK and YouTube star Bryony Gordon.

RELATED ARTICLES

Related Articles

What is hypnobirthing?
Labour and Birth
What is hypnobirthing?
What is hypnobirthing? Everyone's talking about hypnobirthing but what is it...
Airline policies for pregnant women
Pregnancy
Airline policies for pregnant women
Airline policies for pregnant women It is fine for you to fly when pregnant on...
Abbey Clancy announces support for safer pregnancy campaign
Pregnancy
Abbey Clancy announces support for safer pregnancy campaign
Abbey Clancy announces support for safer pregnancy campaign The model and mum...
How to handle contractions in labour
Labour and Birth
How to handle contractions in labour
How to handle contractions in labour According to midwife Alison Brown, the...

12-ways-to-prepare-for-baby-s-first-christmasBaby

12 ways to prepare for baby's first Christmas

It's brilliant having tots at this time of year.
sam-faiers-it-s-important-for-us-to-be-at-home-for-our-baby-s-first-christmasCelebrity mums & dads

Sam Faiers | "Giving birth was magical"

Our interview with the star of The Mummy Diaries, Sam Faiers.
20-discount-at-the-bright-companyFashion

20% discount at The Bright Company

Exclusive reader offer discount for The Bright Company
win-a-white-company-noah-s-ark-cot-bed-quilt-with-metaniumWin

Win a White Company Noah’s Ark Cot Bed Quilt with Metanium!

Metanium has three White Company Noah's Ark Cot Bed Quilts (RRP £85) to give away.
win-one-of-four-fisher-price-toy-bundles-worth-over-250-eachWin

Win one of four Fisher-Price toy bundles worth over £260 each

Enter now for your chance to win all of these toys.
win-one-of-three-super-yummies-discovery-packsWin

Win one of three Super Yummies Discovery Packs!

We’ve got three exciting Super Yummies Discovery Packs up for grabs.