Our doggies are special members of our families so it's important that we make sure they don't feel put out when we have a new baby. Sarah talks you through some tips and advice on how you can make the transition as painless as possible and what worked well for her when introducing her rescue doggie, Yvie, to Monty when he came home from the hospital.
To start off our blog we wanted to address a serious topic and one that is close to Sarah's heart as she had a dear friend who went through this after the birth of her first child. She was kind enough to let Sarah sit down and chat with her about it and although they sound quite relaxed about what happened to her, make no mistake, postpartum psychosis is a serious mental health illness.
Many women will experience mild mood changes after having a baby, known as the "baby blues". This is normal and usually only lasts for a few days. But postpartum psychosis is very different from this and should be treated as a medical emergency. It occurs in approximately 1 -.2% of births. The onset is usually sudden, most often within the first two weeks postpartum.
The NHS website has lots of great information on it about the condition as well as some resources which may help so If you are a loved one is showing any of these signs please seek help, as it is treatable.