Post-natal depression refers to the depression that develops after having a baby.
Sometimes you can suffer even months after giving birth. You may feel low, irritable and anxious.
You may feel very tired and unable to cope with the baby.
You may experience feelings of anger, guilt or failure. Some of you may even have thoughts about harming the baby, although you have no plans to act on your thoughts.
On some occasions post-natal depression develops as a reaction to the changes that a new baby brings into the life of the family.
However for some mothers having a new baby may trigger issues from the relationship with their own mother.
Receiving treatment is important for you, your baby and the family.