Would you tell anyone that you are thinking of hurting your baby?

... Scary thoughts are a very common symptom of postpartum depression. Good mothers DO think bad thoughts when they are struggling with depression and anxiety.

Tunu Shares her experience…

“My name is Tunu and I struggled with Post Natal Depression with my third child. It was an unexpected pregnancy and took a toll on me mentally.


I had thoughts of wanting to harm my baby and one time thought of throwing them across the wall.  This was exacerbated by lack of sleep and pressure that came with a new job.

Eventually I seeked help. I sought professional therapy.

From my experience, I have learnt to pay extra attention to new mothers and intentionally find out how they are doing. Similarly, I have stopped judging incarcerated women who have harmed or attempted to harm their babies. I feel that they women who were wrongfully jailed because of Postpartum depression. Coming out of the depression required hard work and was a miracle.” I am glad that am now in a much better place.

(Tunu was part of a project spearheaded by Make up Artist Joy Maringa who wanted to gift Post Partum depression victors with a makeover in celebration of their bravery during the Mother’s Day season)

If you or someone you know is struggling with postpartum depression , get in touch, and we will connect you with platforms that can help. You don’t have to suffer in silence. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., call 0708 115132)

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