When you are trying to take care of a new baby on barely any sleep, it is inevitable that you will go a little mad. But if you are really struggling and your bad day turns into a bad week, then a bad month; then maybe talk to your GP about Postnatal Illness. I had Postnatal Depression and it was a bit of a bummer. I was depressed, anxious and felt like a failure, yet managed to convince myself I did not need help. I thought I was just sleep-deprived and a rubbish mother. However, I was lucky enough to find the support I needed to help me see I was actually very ill and only then did I begin the road to recovery.
Here is my story Confessions of a Mental Mother.
I also wrote some things I really wish I had known when I had PND by clicking here..
POSTNATAL ILLNESS SUPPORT
Home-Start are an amazing charity that support families in need across the UK. They offer Mums In Mind support groups for mothers struggling with mental illness, a one-to-one volunteer service and family workshops. They were such a lifeline for me that I now volunteer for them myself! Visit the website to find one in your area.
Click here for some really useful downloadable PND self-help guides for you to print or read online.