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'I was petrified that I would harm my babies': Grantham mum describes what it's like to have post-natal psychosis




Being a parent can be exhausting and most mums and dads have moments of feeling down, especially after the birth of a new baby.

These feelings are often referred to as the ‘baby blues’ but if the feelings continue, it can lead to post-natal depression, a common problem that affects more than one in every 10 women within a year of giving birth. It can also affect fathers and partners.

However an even more terrifying but rare condition is post-natal psychosis.


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