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# post-natal depression

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'I turned to my husband Niall and asked if we could bring the baby back to the hospital'
New mum Nicola Fallon speaks of her experience suffering from post-natal depression.
When the baby blues don't go away: How I recognised the signs of post-natal depression
Sheena McGinley on the overwhelming experience of new parenthood – and the moment she realised that she needed help.
# Paint Your Bump
'Mothers are afraid to say they're struggling because they're afraid they'll be judged'
The Paint Your Bump campaign is running next week to encourage women to speak about the difficulties of motherhood.
Postnatal depression: The last taboo?
It is assumed that having a baby is a time of great joy, love and excitement. Yet I felt unable to cope after the birth, writes Lindsay Robinson.
'I had the family I had always dreamed of, but I was plagued with self-loathing'
Postnatal depression affected me so badly I couldn’t leave the house, but I reached out for help – and it’s the best thing I’ve ever done.
# a woman's heart
Mary Black tells Gay Byrne about her struggle with postnatal depression
Black is his guest on The Meaning of Life.
Opinion: Post Natal Depression – should it discourage you from ‘going again’?
Literally tens of thousands of women out there must find themselves in a similar predicament to my own. Yet I have never seen or heard it openly discussed. Ever.
# the cruiser
6 of Tom Cruise's wackiest soundbites
Hopefully he’ll offer up some more on tonight’s Late Late.
Column: Sleep deprivation for new dads can be hellish. Here’s how to survive.
Ask any father what their baby’s first few weeks were like and they’ll tell you it was like nothing they’ve ever experienced. Here’s some tips on how to cope, writes David Caren.