Everyone knows someone who has had post natal depression (PND). In the UK about 1 in 10 of mothers get it, and a third of those start to develop signs during pregnancy.

I got a very severe form of PND which I wouldn’t wish on my worst enemy. Common things people say to you when enquiring as to why I may have got it often suggest hormones, along with chronic lack of sleep, the stress of caring for a newborn. All those…