new mothers need to know their mental health is not a luxury

Being a new mum can be tough. Flickr_ CCbyDavidD

Being a new mum can be tough. Flickr_CCbyDavidD

When I brought my baby daughter home from the hospital, I was completely unprepared for the year ahead.

On the surface, it looked like I was sorted. I'd washed all her teeny tiny clothes and had them waiting in the nursery, which I had painted a pretty lemon yellow. I'd bought a stack of nappies, wipes and barrier cream.

What I wasn't prepared for was the enormous change this sweet small thing would bring to my life, nor did I have any idea of how to handle that change.

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