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FEELING BLUE – POSTNATAL DEPRESSION AND COPING STRATEGIES

Symptoms and Strategies for Postnatal Depression

CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST DR QURATULAIN ZAIDI EXPLAINS POSTNATAL DEPRESSION AND COPING STRATEGIES. The minute that tiny baby lands in your arms you are only supposed to feel joy, or so you’re told. Having a baby can be difficult and challenging. It’s hard to admit to feeling isolated, overwhelmed, and afraid. These feelings are common — so why … Read more

Baby Blues or More?

Mum with new born

In this article I address the issue of postnatal depression and how it can affect not just new mums but their partners too. Postnatal depression (PND) is a type of depression that many parents experience after having a baby. It’s a common mood disorder, affecting an estimated 15 to 18 percent of women within a … Read more

COPING STRATEGIES & TIPS FOR NEW MUMS

Coping Tips and Strategies

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 … Read more

TRANSITIONING TO MOTHERHOOD

Transitioning to Motherhood

Having a baby is an exciting, challenging and stressful experience. Welcoming your bundle of joy into this world should come with the most happy and positive emotions. But what happens when you don’t feel that joy or excitement? Is it the baby blues? Or is it something more serious such as postnatal depression? Although the … Read more

NAVIGATING THE BABY BLUES

Symptoms and Strategies for Postnatal Depression

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 … Read more

HONG KONG MATERNITY CONFERENCE 2016

Hong Kong Maternity Conference

Dr. Quratulain Zaidi will be a Guest Speaker at the Hong Kong Maternity Conference 2016 on Saturday, 15th October and will be holding a Q&A session on Post-Partum Depression. The Hong Kong Maternity Conference is a one-day, admission-free event designed for the general public of Hong Kong. It brings together maternity experts, healthcare institutions, practitioners, and organizations, to … Read more

Individual Therapy

MIND. LIFE. FAMILY. MindNLife is a private psychology practice for the whole family. CONTACT US INDIVIDUAL THERAPY (PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT / COUNSELLING) Online Sessions We all need a little extra support sometimes – particularly if we feel that we are alone in dealing with any thoughts, emotions, or changes in our lives. So, have you been … Read more

Couples Therapy

MIND. LIFE. FAMILY. MindNLife is a private psychology practice for the whole family. CONTACT US COUPLES THERAPY Online Sessions Within the context of a lifetime together, it is likely that any long-standing relationship will face major challenges. Whether you are facing communication breakdowns, life transitions, or deeper emotional issues, it is important to remember that … Read more