Pregnancy and Parenting

Pregnancy and early parenthood trigger a wide range of emotions. During pregnancy (the antenatal period) and in the year following childbirth (the postnatal period), it can sometimes be difficult to know whether your feelings of stress, worry, and anxiety are normal, or whether you are experiencing symptoms of an anxiety disorder.

This booklet aims provides a brief, easy to read introduction to depression during pregnancy (antenatal depression) or following childbirth (postnatal depression).

For many new mothers feeling anxious is more common than feeling blue.