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Will postpartum depression affect future family plans?

Finding the answers

If you are undecided or just want some guidance on whether or not to to have another child, you may want to consider the following questions:

  • What does it mean to you and your husband / partner to have another child?
  • Imagine yourself in the future many years from now, looking back at a life well lived. What would you like to see? What kind of choices would you like to have made?
  • How might your life be richer and more meaningful by having another baby? Or not?

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In life there are no guarantees. You may suffer from PPD again and you may not. But, by considering what is truly important to you, opening up to the possibility of PPD striking again, and discussing your vision of what kind of family you want with your husband, you put yourself in the best place for making this very important decision.

Silvia is hosting a More Mindful Mums workshop on 10th December at Mother & Child in Tanglin Mall. There is also a free postnatal struggle support group for new mums every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month at The Little Arts Academy.

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