Anxiety & Panic, Postnatal Depression, Raising Awareness, Recipes, Uncategorized

Challenging Maternal OCD

I’ve written before about my own battle with Maternal OCD (which you can read here) it was something which escalated over time and affected how I lived my day to day life. I was diagnosed with “regular” (?!) OCD in my late teens, however by the time I fell pregnant it was largely under control… Continue reading Challenging Maternal OCD

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Everyday Parenting, Our Cancer Story & Awareness, Raising Awareness, Uncategorized

Melanoma – An Update

*Trigger warning - if you’re struggling with anxiety, particularly health anxiety please read with caution as content may be triggering.* This is a journal of our experiences, it’s always good to speak to your own doctor regarding any concerns. Also there’s a photo of his scar & stitches at the end so if you’re squeamish… Continue reading Melanoma – An Update

Anxiety & Panic, Everyday Parenting, Postnatal Depression

PND & Christmas – Tips For The Festive Period

Christmas is probably one of the most stressful times of year for parents. Whether you struggle with depression and anxiety or not it can become overwhelming. Here’s some tips for parents struggling with their mental health, which can help make things a little easier. Plan I’m a lover of lists, I have them for everything… Continue reading PND & Christmas – Tips For The Festive Period

Anxiety & Panic, Everyday Parenting, Postnatal Depression, Raising Awareness, Uncategorized

Baby Loss – Sadness & Stats

***Trigger warning - Baby Loss*** Today I received an email from a well known parenting website informing me I was 34 weeks pregnant, I'd signed up for updates as soon as I found out I was expecting, and this email told me that my baby would be plumping up and could hear my voice...except I'm… Continue reading Baby Loss – Sadness & Stats

Anxiety & Panic, Our Support Groups, Postnatal Depression, Raising Awareness, Uncategorized

End Silence & Stigma – Baby Loss & Perinatal Mental Health Course

Baby Loss & Perinatal Mental Health Awareness course for health care professionals, and those who support families. November 3rd & 4th, Canvey Island, Essex. Ourselves here at Lotus Petal Family Support have teamed up with 'From My Womb To My Heart' to create a two day course focusing on Baby Loss & Perinatal Mental Health.… Continue reading End Silence & Stigma – Baby Loss & Perinatal Mental Health Course

Everyday Parenting, Our Cancer Story & Awareness, Raising Awareness, Uncategorized

Facing Melanoma With Hope & Positivity

Sometimes in life bad things happen, often these are out of our control, but what we do have control over is how we react to these situations. I wasn't sure if I wanted to write about this or include it in my blog. But it's something which has & will affect our mental wellbeing, I… Continue reading Facing Melanoma With Hope & Positivity