Aged 35 – 39

Rumer had a difficult first birth resulting in an emergency caesarean. She found early parenthood...

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Josie and her husband conceived their baby through IVF. Josie felt her ‘positive’ labour and birth was...

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Loretta and her ex-husband were living overseas when they started their family. Becoming parents...

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Susanne and her partner conceived their daughter via IVF. Pregnancy was physically and emotionally difficult...

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Melanie experienced stressful life events during pregnancy and after the birth of her son...

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Soon after her son was born, Elly moved away from family and friends, underwent foot surgery, and...

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Sara thinks she experienced postnatal depression following the birth of her first child but did not realise...

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Sarah experienced two ‘easy’ pregnancies and births and then gave birth to her third child in traumatic...

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Andrew experienced depression following separation from his first wife when their son was 2...

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Kahli has found being a single parent of three boys challenging but rewarding...

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Kate has a family history of depression and experienced depression in her 20s...

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When Rose and her husband had their first child in Europe, their parents stayed for an extended...

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Following the birth of her first baby Nellie experienced severe breastfeeding problems...

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Louise found early parenthood joyful and challenging. She experienced three miscarriages...

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Michelle’s son was born via emergency caesarean following a difficult labour. Michelle spent...

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Fred experienced occasional periods of feeling ‘down’ before having children, but felt equipped...

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Melissa found caring for her second baby exhausting due to his silent reflux, colic and subsequent...

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Zara experienced postnatal depression including ‘intrusive thoughts’ about her first baby’s...

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