A lack of interest in general and a lack of enjoyment in the activities which were previously pleasurable
A constant feeling of tiredness with no energy
Disturbed sleep patterns at night which has no obvious cause
Low levels of self-confidence
Feelings of agitation or “can’t be bothered”
Blaming oneself unnecessarily when things go wrong
Having no appetite or eating excessively for comfort
Self-neglect, not washing or changing clothes
Crying often for no apparent reason
Considering self-harming and suicide
Low sex drive
Feelings of anxiety may prevent women leaving the house, feeling unable to care for their baby or have thoughts about harming their baby.
These thoughts, although distressing are very rarely acted upon.
Although harmful thoughts are thought to be very common, it is best to discuss these with you GP, health visitor or other health professional. This will ensure you receive the support needed for yourself, your baby and your family.