Mum at 17, Leanne, shares what helped her feel better when she felt lonely or down during her pregnancy and after the birth of her daughter, Aveya. She also talks about finding support during pregnancy and after birth.
Here are the highlights from Leanne’s vlog:
“If you feel like no one is there to support you, the best thing for you to do is to get out, by yourself, even with your child.”
Getting support and help during pregnancy and after birth
Postnatal depression: If you think that you may be suffering from postnatal depression, it’s important to speak to your doctor or health visitor. A useful place for advice and help is YoungMinds, a mental health charity that specialises in child and adolescent mental health. They provide a range of organisations that can help, which you can find here.
Suicidal thoughts: If you are experiencing suicidal thoughts it is important to seek advice immediately from a member of your family, a friend or someone you trust. You can also call the Samaritans 24-hours-a-day on 116 123.
If you are in immediate danger or know someone who is, please call 999. It’s so important to speak out and please remember, you are not alone!