What proportion of parents suffer from post-natal depression?
It is estimated that at least one in ten women are affected by post-natal depression (PND) within a year of giving birth. A smaller but not insignificant proportion of fathers are also affected. Contact your GP or health visitor if you think that you or your partner are affected by PND. Local support organisations such as those listed here can also help. Fathers Network Scotland has been training perinatal health professionals to ask new dads as well as new mums how they’re feeling.