Perinatal & Postnatal Depression Support
If you’re experiencing the baby blues in pregnancy or after child birth, you’re not alone. Our perinatal mental health experts are here to help.
The experience of ongoing mood changes, tearfulness, anxiety or depression is sometimes called the baby blues. They can also be signs of PND, or postnatal depression symptoms.
Having a baby is an exciting time. But for some women, it can also be a time of enormous change and worry, even if your pregnancy was planned. Some anxiety, tearfulness or feeling overwhelmed, are not unusual in new mothers, mothers-to-be and even fathers.
However, if you’re experiencing ongoing baby blues or postnatal depression symptoms, it’s important you get professional support.
You’re not alone.
There is post natal depression support and post natal depression treatment available.
The doctors and nurses you see are a good starting point.
St John of God Hospitals in Burwood and Richmond have been helping mums and mums-to-be since 1984. Our highly specialised and experienced staff provide perinatal mental health services that are confidential and caring. We understand how powerful PND feelings of helplessness and being overwhelmed can be.
Our perinatal mental health experts can help
This website has been developed by perinatal mental health experts from the Mother and Baby Units at St John of God Hospital to provide factual, practical and credible information for women, their partners and families. It does not replace the need to see a doctor.