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A mother from Hartlepool is offering support to other women affected by post-natal depression.
Stephanie Addision established the charity Raindrops to Rainbows last year, in the wake of her own experiences.
The Royal College of Midwives estimates that 59 per cent of women feel down or depressed after giving birth. Its survey, in collaboration with the parenting website Mumsnet, also found that 75 per cent of the women affected had not sought help from a midwife or similar professional.
Stephanie, who is a mother to three children, hopes women will turn to organisations like hers to ensure they do not suffer in silence.