Dr. Ivana Poku bravely shares some of her experience with postnatal depression and pregnancy following previous postnatal depression.
In the UK it is estimated that 1 in 4 women experience postnatal depression and it is a subject we really need to discuss more. So, a heartfelt thank you to Ivana, a mum of 3 boys (including twins), postnatal depression survivor, blogger, motivational speaker, and author of Motherhood - The Unspoken for helping raise so much awareness.
Originally from Slovakia, Ivana moved to England at the age of 29. After giving birth to her twin boys, she suffered major postnatal depression. But sadly, she soon understood she was not the only one struggling. Even if it doesn't go as far as depression, becoming a mother is nothing like we had expected and without relevant information and support, this can easily lead to feelings of failure and inadequacy.
After she pulled through postnatal depression, Ivana set up Mumsjourney and has been on the mission to create a world where new mums don't suffer in silence ever since.
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