I read a bit about post natal depression the other day and it certainly made me think. Apparently the biggest cause of PND in new mums is setting yourself high expectations and then not being able to reach them when you give birth. It turns out that I could have been setting myself up for a big fall after the birth, just because I tried to convince myself that I would be this trendy, non-greasy haired super mum with a tidy house etc..... The reality is, the demands of a newborn, mean that there will be weeks when you haven't been out of your dressing gown for days, you might have greasy hair , the washing might build up and so might the dust. I always thought that I would make myself get dressed and have nice hair. What planet was I living on? I am so glad I read that article and have now decided to take everything as it comes and not give create unrealistic ideals that I have to live up to. I am also going to sleep as much as possible and to hell with the washing! Let the M.I.L do it I say. Shes retired and bored. She can do it! What do you all think about this?