When a couple become parents, both have expectations of their partner. If we don't talk about them, conflict is inevitable.
The never-ending night feeds, the constant nappy changes, the utter exhaustion - it all blurs into a distant memory.
Hold the front page of a trashy mag. I have news. I've lost my post-baby weight. I, a mere mortal, took 10 years.
Clinical psychologist Dr Natalie Flynn and psychologist Alexandra Winlove answer more questions on Post Natal Depression.
Relighting your sex life after giving birth can take a while. New research finds out how long, on average, it takes couples to get back into the swing of things.
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This afternoon we had a live chat with Dr Natalie Flynn and psychologist Alexandra Winlove who answered readers questions on Post Natal Depression.
Post Natal Depression can be overwhelming to sufferers and the family trying to support them - join us on Friday between 1pm and 1.30 pm as psychologists Dr Natalie Flynn and Alexandra Winlove answer your questions about PND.
Justin Lester chokes back tears as he describes the terrifying moments after his second daughter was born.
Women who bleed heavily after giving birth aren't at any higher risk of most complications during their next pregnancy, according to a new UK study.
Becoming a first-time parent may improve mental health, according to new research.
As post-natal depression nearly pushed Kelly de Rooy to suicide, she realised her baby was also the reason to live.
As this new mum sunk in to post-natal depression, everyone around her judged her coping skills without bothering to ask why.
When Australian woman Shirley Ball suffered post-natal psychosis after the birth of her daughter she was given electroconvulsive therapy (ECT).
Mothers are turning to a South Canterbury woman who transforms their placentas into capsules, a trend that is growing nationally.
Let's face it, motherhood is a big transition and we aren't always well prepared for it. Motherhood is joyous and it's also hard work.
Imagine turning up to your six-week postnatal check, only to discover you’re pregnant again.
Postnatal depression (PND) is something most mums worry about at some stage of their pregnancy. Will I get it? How will I know if I have it? What's the difference between 'the baby blues' and PND?
For someone so small, babies can bring with them endless tasks. Is there any time or desire for sex?
A study of premature babies has revealed a link between pre-term births and mental illness, which an expert says has implications for the way mothers and babies should be treated.
Transitioning from a woman to a mother is an exciting change but it may take time to adjust to your new identity, especially if you desire to return to your career.
Gwyneth Paltrow speaks out about her battle with post-natal depression.
Incontinence and weak pelvic floors can be a troubling issue for many women, but they needn't be, says pelvic physiotherapist Mary O'Dwyer.
Eating your placenta, supporters say, is good for your physical and mental wellbeing.
Many women struggling with postnatal depression may expect only a hug or a couple of pills, but in new studies doctors say counselling can not only treat this risky condition but prevent it too.
When it's time to tell the world your little bundle has arrived will you go old-school or will technology rule the day?
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