Postnatal depression

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‘She’s an inspiration to every mum’: the postnatal depression survivor offering new mothers a lifeline
A local support network helped Jo Leach overcome PND – now she’s a key part of it, and thoroughly deserving of a little pampering

Sirin Kale

22, Jan, 2022 @11:00 AM

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I got help for postnatal depression that saved me. Most women in India do not | Priyali Sur
With up to one in five new mothers suffering depression or psychosis, experts say the need for help is ‘overwhelming’ India

Priyali Sur in New Delhi

23, Nov, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Brooke Shields on child stardom, sexualisation and nailing comedy: ‘It’s not in my nature to be a victim’
From Hollywood movies to naked photoshoots, the actor spent much of her youth in projects that now look more than a little creepy. She talks about her alcoholic mother, her new romcom and the happiness she has found in her 50s

Emine Saner

22, Nov, 2021 @6:00 AM

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‘I sniffed out good news like a bloodhound’: how I broke my doomscrolling habit
Fed up of looking at endless gloom on her phone, one writer decided to ‘joyscroll’ instead

Pandora Sykes

13, Nov, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Most new mothers say NHS six-week checks fail to focus on their health
Survey finds appointments – required of GPs in England – are often mainly or equally about baby’s health

Denis Campbell Health policy editor

21, Apr, 2021 @11:01 PM

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Overstretched health visitors caring for up to 2,400 families each
Exclusive: health chief fearful over impact of a lack of visits for newborns in England

Alexandra Topping

04, Oct, 2020 @12:00 PM

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Paloma Faith: ‘I did a whole tour with postnatal depression. I was devastated’
The singer and actor on her ‘extremely politically correct’ upbringing, the challenges of parenthood and how lockdown forced her to rewrite her new album

Emine Saner

31, Aug, 2020 @5:00 AM

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Those of us with anorexia who are pregnant need greater support | Ché Ramsden
National health guidelines ignore new mothers who have a history of eating disorders, says Ché Ramsden

Ché Ramsden

09, Jan, 2020 @7:00 AM

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Singing the blues: how music can help ease postnatal depression
Melodies for Mums singing class uses songs specially chosen to improve confidence and bonding

Rachel Williams

06, Dec, 2019 @7:00 AM

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Access to postnatal support in the NHS | Letters
Letters: It is hard to get routine care if your baby dies, says Aimee Middlemiss. Dr Jane Frances criticises the Home Office’s ‘vile punitive policies’

Letters

16, Sep, 2019 @5:05 PM

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Against compulsory MMR vaccination and for looking after new mothers | Letters
Letters: Prof Arne Akbar, president of the British Society for Immunology, says compulsory vaccination is a blunt tool which could increase health inequities and alienate parents. Plus Prof Helen Stokes-Lampard and others call for a funded postnatal medical appointment at six to eight weeks specifically to assess new mothers’ physical and mental health

Letters

13, Sep, 2019 @4:01 PM

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New mothers' mental health problems going undetected, says charity
Many given little or no time to discuss feelings at postnatal check-up, NCT survey finds

Denis Campbell

04, Sep, 2019 @11:01 PM

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