If you feel you have symptoms of postnatal depression support can help.
Talk with people you trust and who will help and support you. They may be your partner, friends, family, doctor or Plunket staff.
Accept offers of support or help that you feel comfortable with, such as regular phone calls, visits, help with housework, meals, looking after your baby to give you some time out.
Discuss your options for care with your doctor and find out what community support is available to you such as postnatal depression groups, community mental health services, Home Help assistance, or counselling.
Another option is to visit a Plunket family centre in your area. Staff can offer support and information in a friendly and relaxed environment
Some ideas that might help you cope with postnatal depression: