According to the Family Health Department, up to 80% of new mothers in Hong Kong are affected by the baby blues. For 20% of new mums, the feelings associated with the baby blues become long-term and progress into a more serious issue of postnatal depression.
New mothers are expected to be overjoyed when welcoming their new child into the world, however, this is not the case for all mothers. Although pre and postnatal depression are widespread and common topics, it is not discussed as openly.
Read the Navigating the Baby Blues article as featured in Around DB magazine where Dr. Zaidi contributes her thoughts and some tips from years of experience helping mothers with postnatal depression.
Dr. Quratulain Zaidi (BSc. Hons, MSc, MSc, PhD) is a mother and a member of the British Psychological Society and British Association Counselling & Psychotherapy and abides by the Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychology. She has lived in Hong Kong and Singapore for 12 years. She specialises in assisting families with issues including parenting, teen issues, Cybersafety, marriage guidance, post natal depression, stress and anxiety disorders, depression, bullying, eating disorders, OCD and self-harm. She is an expert in educational assessments and learning challenges in children, for example ADHD, ADD, Dyslexia and ASD.