Even though you are no longer pregnant, residual hormones can affect your mood and it’s common to feel down or teary in the early days with a newborn. If you’re still feeling blue after the first week or so, don’t hesitate to ask for help. Your first port of call is your midwife, early childhood nurse or GP, but organisations such as beyondblue (1300 224 636; www.beyondblue. org.au) and the Perinatal Anxiety & Depression Australia (PANDA,
1300 726 306; www.panda.org.au) also provide support and advice.