As a partner or carer, it can be hard to know what to do. Try to keep an eye out for any warning signs that they are struggling. Many expecting and new mums and dads do seek treatment and are able to start feeling better. But for those who don’t understand what is happening to them, or whose partners and loved ones don’t know the signs and can’t help them seek treatment, the illness can get worse. Sometimes, things can enter truly dangerous territory.
Risks to your loved one
Expecting and new parents experiencing perinatal anxiety or depression can be feeling a range of negative emotions, as well as physical effects of the illness.