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Monday Morning Musings VII

Postnatal Depression can affect anyone. Postnatal depression or anxiety can affect mothers or fathers in the first 12 months after the birth of a child. While I knew I might have been more at risk due to previous depression, I thought I knew how to handle it. This was not true – I waited too… Continue reading Monday Morning Musings VII

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Parenting – Losses vs Gains: getting back a healthy balance

I believe depression is likely to hit when the amount of losses in your life outweight the gains. As you become a parent there can be a lot of loss. Here’s an example of how my losses vs gains looked at around 1 month postpartum. I felt overwhelmingly sad over all my losses – a… Continue reading Parenting – Losses vs Gains: getting back a healthy balance

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A few words back to that advice you’d rather not have got

Warning: uncensored thoughts being unleashed below. I’d like to show other mums that it’s not strange to feel threatened or angered by ‘well meaning’ advice givers. Here are some examples of advice I’ve been given or heard others given and what I was thinking in my mind. (I was polite at the time & nodded… Continue reading A few words back to that advice you’d rather not have got

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An open letter to myself for my dark days

I know you don’t want to read this, but you have to. You have to know you will get through this moment. I know it feels like the end of the world and that nothing’s worth fighting this hard for but it’s not going to feel this way forever. Try and take a moment to… Continue reading An open letter to myself for my dark days

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Seeing your baby sick for the first time

I found seeing my son very sick for the first time was a huge emotional struggle for me. With the additional sleep deprivation, from being up all night, it culminated into an emotional breakdown. It happened a few weeks before I was diagnosed with PND. I don’t think that was a coincidence. It’s heartbreaking to… Continue reading Seeing your baby sick for the first time