Home and Away reveals emotional baby storyline for Ziggy Astoni

Home and Away spoilers follow for UK viewers.

Australian viewers watched as Home and Away's Ziggy Astoni and Dean Thompson welcomed their baby girl into the world on Tuesday (January 31).

However, their joy appears to be short-lived, as a new promo trailer has revealed an emotional storyline ahead for the new parents.

The video, which was released on the soap's Instagram account, shows Ziggy struggling to adjust to motherhood in what appears to be a case of postnatal depression.

The new mum stares blankly towards her baby's cot, before heading to Irene's for some help, asking her: "You really think I can do this?"

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In another shot, it looks like Ziggy has disappeared, as Dean can be seen desperately searching for her while cradling their newborn child in his arms.

Praising the show for addressing such a poignant topic, one fan commented: "Oh, my heart breaks. Postpartum is real."

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Considering Sophie Dillman (who plays Ziggy) and Patrick O'Connor (Dean) filmed their final Home and Away scenes in July/August last year, some fans are speculating that this could mark the beginning of their exit storyline.

"I think Ziggy and Dean are gonna move away and live with Ziggy's parents," someone wrote in the Instagram comments on the preview clip, to which another fan replied: "I think so too."

For further advice on postnatal depression, visit the NHS website (UK) or HealthDirect (Australia).

Home and Away airs weekdays at 1.45pm on Channel 5 and 6pm on 5STAR. First-look screenings air at 6.30pm on 5STAR and the show also streams on My5.

In Australia, the show airs Mondays to Thursdays at 7pm on Channel 7 and streams on 7plus.

Selected classic episodes are available via Prime Video in the UK.

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