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Live webchat with postnatal depression counsellor, Liz Wise, Tuesday 17th April, 1pm

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RachelMumsnet (MNHQ) Sat 14-Apr-12 12:59:44

Liz Wise is joining us on Tuesday 17 April between 1 and 2pm. She was introduced to us as a possible webchat guest by a mumsnetter who described how she'd 'changed her life'. Liz is a specialist postnatal depression counsellor who has been supporting mothers with PND for the past fifteen years, Having had severe PND after both her children, she has a great deal of personal and professional experience. Liz is also the PND co-ordinator for the National Childbirth Trust and sits on the committee for The Association for Postnatal Illness. She has also produced the popular DVD, Understanding Postnatal Depression.

Postnatal depression affects approximately 20% of mothers in the UK and can be a very isolating and frightening condition. Around 10% of fathers experience paternal depression. Symptoms include, low mood, anxiety, exhaustion, inability to look forward to or enjoy anything and sometimes irrational thoughts. It is temporary condition which can be helped by the right support and/or treatment. Join the discussion on Tuesday at 1pm or send questions in advance to Liz here. For more information about postnatal depression see

JugglingWithTangentialOranges Wed 18-Apr-12 12:27:33

I was tremendously happy after the birth especially of my first, dd.
But I think that's all good ! Nice to be happy sometimes - I kept a diary of everything we did together and was in ecstasy looking at the beautiful spring blossom that April !

I hope everyone reading can have happy moments with their babies too - it is an amazing thing you've all done to create a new little person smile

swallowedAfly Wed 18-Apr-12 14:10:45

i was beyond happy i think - reckon i'd have met the criteria for clinical hypomania. seem to recall reading about a push for pnd to be renamed to reflect the fact that actually it seems to have more in common with bipolar than unipolar depression. don't know what became of that.

Andrewmackembailey Tue 17-Sep-13 14:54:33

As a concerned parent/grandparent how can I best help my Daughter through what appears to be PND?

RachelMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 30-Sep-13 12:08:40


As a concerned parent/grandparent how can I best help my Daughter through what appears to be PND?

Hi there
As this discussion thread hasn't been active for quite some time, you will probably get a better response if you post your question on the antenatal/postnatal depression board where lots of people with experience of PND are posting every day. You may also want to look at our Post-natal depression content page which has information provided by Liz Wise.

Stewince79 Thu 07-May-15 23:54:59

Help please .. My partner has recently had a baby she's 10 weeks old and from nowhere she has left me saying things are too full on
I've seen her be up and down and moods flow from good to bad but recently she's been ending her friendships with good friends and people who have been there for her and she's become very isolated and says she feel she needs to get her life back on track
I feel lost and confused to why she's being like this when all I've done is be by her side

Anyone help or advise me on what to do .. Stew

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