Another story that caught my eye today was this one, about Jessica Rowe's post natal depression:
I was interested in her revelation that she had thoughts of harming her baby. I wonder how common this is - I've certainly had moments when thoughts like this have popped into my mind. I've never felt like acting on them at all - I've put them down to exhaustion and not worried. I guess if they were there all the time I'd be concerned.
I admire her for speaking out - the image the media and public figures normally give us of motherhood is far removed from the day to day reality.
Exhausted? Foggy Brain? Overwhelmed or Anxious? is It Postnatal Depletion? - "Postnatal depletion can happen whether this is your first baby or a subsequent child and this depletion can be an accumulative process – you conceive a ...