n Mental Health Matters - Living with... Postnatal depression - my story

Volume 3, Issue 5
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The birth of a child is a time that brings joy, happiness and life to the parents and the extended family at large. Motherhood appears to be wonderful and the bond between mother and child is admirable. Unfortunately no one tells you the tough side of this life-changing event. No one tells you that you will be completely consumed with the baby, hardly have time to take a shower, that a baby doesn't come with a manual, that you constantly have to feed, change, burp the baby and try and put them down to sleep all day long. No one tells you how hard the sleepless nights are. No one tells you that maternity leave is not a holiday where you will have a leisurely time bonding with your baby.

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