All of a sudden there’s this new tiny life to look after, and there are so many new things to learn and get used to. Even those new parents for whom caring for a baby comes relatively easy can experience times of stress and exhaustion. So stress, at least part of the time, is normal. But ongoing stress that feels overwhelming can lead to postnatal anxiety and depression.
Becoming a parent can be stressful. In fact, we know that many parents find having a baby more challenging than they anticipated.