Anti-depressant medication can be prescribed for PND, especially if the depression is moderate or severe. The medication can help improve symptoms such as low mood, poor concentration, irritability or poor sleep. This can help to assist you bring back some balance to life which can help you cope better with everyday life and your baby
Most Medication can take 2 -4 weeks before their effect can build up, so you do need to give it time.
Antidepressants are not addictive and some can be safely taken while breastfeeding and pregnant.
It can be helpful to seek objective advice from a doctor, pharmacist or Drug Information Line.