depression · My Story

Dear husband, thank you for your support during my PND

I was diagnosed with Postnatal Depression at 6months postpartum but to be honest, I know I was suffering much earlier than that, probably starting during pregnancy. During this time my husband has been there, always by my side, being my rock. I couldn’t have survived without his support. I’m writing this letter to thank him.… Continue reading Dear husband, thank you for your support during my PND

anxiety · depression

I might look like I’m sleeping…

The reality is that while it might look like I’m sound asleep, perfectly still and eyes shut, inside I’m anything but. It’s like my mind comes to life as soon as I hit the bed. I started to think about this because I have a Fitbit, which supposedly tracks your sleep. I checked it this… Continue reading I might look like I’m sleeping…

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Alcohol + My Postnatal Depression = Disaster

So last night was my first post-baby night out with friends, having a drink like old times. I’m 10 months postpartum and have been diagnosed with Postnatal Depression. So I thought a night out with the ladies, a good old drink, just what I need to feel happy again. Yes, the night was great but… Continue reading Alcohol + My Postnatal Depression = Disaster

depression · Uncategorized

It’s OK to grieve for your old life

PND : I’ve lost me. I won’t forget the overwhelming sadness and sense of guilt that I had about feeling that I’d totally lost myself after the birth of my baby. I wanted my old life back. My pre-baby life. A life where I was in control. I had no responsibility and total freedom. I… Continue reading It’s OK to grieve for your old life

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10 Selfcare Tips for when Depression Hits

Everyone who has a child knows that parenting is full of ups and downs. When you combine that with Postnatal Depression the downs can be extremely disheartening and very hard to pull yourself out of. It can be especially difficult when things have been going well for a while and you think – I’ve got… Continue reading 10 Selfcare Tips for when Depression Hits