The sooner a woman seeks treatment, the better. If a woman feels sad/depressed/anxious/worried for more than two weeks, and/or begins to feel that life is not worth living, and these feelings won’t go away, it is vital to reach out for help as soon as possible. Other symptoms of depression/anxiety include loss of interest in usual daily activities, decreased motivation, appetite changes , insomnia, crying a lot, feeling worthless, anger or irritability, feeling afraid to be alone with the baby, having constant worrying thoughts, or experiencing panic attacks. Anxiety and depression can snowball. Feeling deeply sad or having panic attacks every day, can put you and your baby at risk. It is important to discuss with your G.P. or Midwife about how you are feeling, or to your Obstetric Team if you are attending a hospital appointment.