Postnatal Depression, Uncategorized

Mourning My Old Self & Learning To Love The New

When I was pregnant with my first baby I was so optimistic about the future. I was newly married, we had just moved to a new home and I was finally fulfilling my dream of becoming a parent - I couldn't wait for the next stage of my life. Soon after she was born though… Continue reading Mourning My Old Self & Learning To Love The New

Anxiety & Panic, Everyday Parenting, Postnatal Depression, Uncategorized

Comparison is the thief of Joy

It's natural to compare yourself to others when you become a mum. You end up being given endless (usually contradicting) advice, which makes you constantly question yourself and wonder if you're doing it right. The problem with comparing your situation with others is that you don't really know what their true situation is. Nowadays we… Continue reading Comparison is the thief of Joy

Anxiety & Panic, Postnatal Depression, Uncategorized

The Stigma Of Anti-Depressants

Before I experienced PND I was quite sure I would never need anti depressants. I was convinced if I ever felt 'down' I could overcome it on my own. Well I tried that and I couldn't. I had PND from pretty much the start of my daughters life, and it wasn't until she was 6… Continue reading The Stigma Of Anti-Depressants

Anxiety & Panic, Postnatal Depression, Uncategorized

You don’t look depressed…

Lots of information and awareness has been raised recently regarding mental illness, and how it is portrayed in the media. It has got me thinking about my own experiences with this. After the birth of my 3rd baby I went to see my GP as I could feel myself slipping back into depression. My thoughts… Continue reading You don’t look depressed…