Inspiring Mums Monday & Guest Posts, Postnatal Depression, Uncategorized

Supporting Someone Through PND – By A Dad Who’s Been There

It's Fathers Day here in the UK, I spoke in my previous blog post about Dads who are struggling with postnatal depression; but what about the Dads supporting Mums with PND? Supporting someone through mental illness is difficult and its important that you also have someone to speak to for support. Today's post has been written… Continue reading Supporting Someone Through PND – By A Dad Who’s Been There

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Raising Awareness, Uncategorized

Dads & Depression

When we think of Postnatal Depression, we tend to picture mums at home with their baby struggling with their new life. However did you know Dads can experience postnatal depression too? Postnatal Depression is typically described as depression experienced by parents during the first year after the birth of a child. However, recent research from… Continue reading Dads & Depression

Postnatal Depression

Postnatal Depression – Signs & Symptoms

I share a lot of my own journey on this blog but I also wanted to give some helpful information when it comes to postnatal depression. So I thought the best place to start was with the signs and symptoms to look out for. 1 in 7 mums will experience some form of maternal mental… Continue reading Postnatal Depression – Signs & Symptoms

Postnatal Depression, Uncategorized

Making Peace & Letting Go

I recently did an interview about my experiences with postnatal depression, and I've spent a lot of time reflecting and reliving my journey. I was surprised it had stirred up some emotions, but it's also helped me heal and make peace with myself. I have been reading and watching things online which I have found… Continue reading Making Peace & Letting Go

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, Uncategorized

Intrusive Thoughts & OCD – Battles In My Mind

Last weeks #pndhour run by 'PND & Me' was about intrusive thoughts and it got me thinking about my own experiences, while anxiety and depression were my main battles, the intrusive thoughts fuelled these. During my late teens I was treated for mild OCD, it was always worrying about death and how I could prevent… Continue reading Intrusive Thoughts & OCD – Battles In My Mind

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