Welcome to my weekly blog series which is looking at how becoming a parent impacts upon emotional wellbeing, from the extreme highs of having a baby to the baby blues, post-natal depression and everything in between. I opened the series with my own story, then each week guest bloggers will take to the stage and give their experiences. I really hope that through publishing a diverse range of stories we can lift the lid on emotional and mental health and show that it's not as clear-cut as either being fine or being depressed, so that other parents may be able to feel more confident to reach out for support if they need it. You can find a list of all the posts from the series here.
This week I'm handing over to the first of a few dads to be featured in the series, Martyn from Inside Martyn's Thoughts, who is talking about his experiences with postnatal depression.