‘All in the Mind’ Claudia Hammond in conversation with Professor Catherine Loveday

from the University of Westminster talked about new research on post-natal depression. Unsurprisingly incidences of postnatal depression during the last year of the pandemic have soared.

Protective factors against being overwhelmed by feelings of sadness, guilt and depression in the first year after a baby’s birth are extended family and friendship networks, all of which have been drastically reduced during lockdowns and social distancing.