I got an early morning Easter Monday call to be on Radio 5 live breakfast phone-in this morning http://www.bbc.co.uk/5live/
You should be able to listen again for 9 - 10.00 am.
Yesterday actress Billie Piper was in the news for admitting that she and her husband had suffered with postnatal depression following the birth of their son. I am always glad when celebrities 'come out' as it does give the media an opportunity to air the subject for the rest of us non-celebs!
Read about her here:
I was pleased the programme stressed about how it affects fathers too, which is good. Other issues such as staffing levels, care in the community, etc. were raised.
I was sorry I didn't get chance to offer some tips on recovery and to talk about my involvement with Ann Girling and The Wellbeing Project http://www.wellbeingproject.co.uk/ about the pilot antenatal workshops we are doing.
Support and communication are the two main keys to recovery. Have a look at the advice section on my website. One comment was made on the programme that where the 'mother is mothered' the risk of postnatal illness is lessened. I agree with that but as the new mother you have to allow that to happen!
One lady also commented on the support she had got from a children's centre. So pleased Ann and I are doing training for them!
There were a few comments from people who have either had a good time as parents or no experience of depression and their ignorance and intolerance for those of us who have would be laughable if it wasn't so sad.