‘I could have slipped through the cracks’: Parents expose ‘mishmashed’ and ‘patchy’ postnatal depression support

“I’m so scared that this is a mistake and I’m not cut out to be a mother. I’m scared I’m going to resent the child and long for my old life.”

“I have some really good days where I feel very positive about life, confident in my ability as a parent and look forward to the future. Other days are just like a black hole.”

“I’ve been feeling suicidal on and off for over a year.”