A lot of countries and culture still have a stigma around postnatal depression of PND, and Hong Kong is not an exception. Women, especially new mums, are expected to “bounce back” in a relatively short time after giving birth. Sadly, that is not the case for everyone.
“Mothers need significant coping skills to deal with the many new challenges they face, from the physical adjustment to insecurities about the ability to parent, and a loss of a previous identity.”
Read about coping strategies and tips for new mums in this Expat Living article as Dr Zaidi discusses the stress involved in being a new mother. Click here for the full article.
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.