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

Recovery – its individual

Recovery means different things to different people. For some it means no longer needing medication, for others, including myself it means being able to do the things your illness prevented you doing before and some people don't believe in the word recovery. These are all valid points, but something I believe is recovery is different… Continue reading Recovery – its individual

Postnatal Depression

Having another baby after Postnatal depression

A question I'm asked often is "were all your children planned?" - the short answer is yes they were....I have 3 children very close in age, when my third baby was born I had 3 under 3yrs. During that time I struggled with severe postnatal depression and anxiety that was so bad I didn't leave… Continue reading Having another baby after Postnatal depression

Anxiety & Panic

Anxiety After Recovery ..

Although I am recovered, I think I will always have some degree of anxiety left behind. It's normal for everyone to have anxiety, it's dates back to our caveman days when we sensed danger, our body pumped extra adrenaline giving us our fight or flight response. Obviously we don't really need this anymore, but when… Continue reading Anxiety After Recovery ..

Anxiety & Panic, Uncategorized

Agoraphobia: My experience & Recovery

Looking back over my past blog posts I was surprised to see I hadn't written about this, especially as it was probably the most life altering part of my illness. Agoraphobia is described by the NHS website as 'a fear of being in situations where escape might be difficult or that help wouldn't be available if… Continue reading Agoraphobia: My experience & Recovery

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

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

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Hitting Rock Bottom

**Before reading please be aware this blog post contains my experience with suicidal feelings and may be a trigger for some** Since I was 15 I have had a fear about death. I'd never personally known anyone close to me to pass away until I was 15, when my aunt passed away, after an extremely… Continue reading Hitting Rock Bottom

Anxiety & Panic, Postnatal Depression, Uncategorized

Recovery – It Is Possible

Getting to where I am today has not been easy. I set out with intentions for this to be a positive blog, I wanted to offer that hope for recovery which I was searching for when I was suffering the most. I have to visit those dark days to highlight how far I have come.… Continue reading Recovery – It Is Possible

Anxiety & Panic, Postnatal Depression, Uncategorized

So Now The World Knows

This past week I set up a local online support group for my area. 'Lotus Petal PND' An online Facebook page and Twitter account to offer peer support, it was something I was searching for when I was first diagnosed. I longed to talk to other parents near me who 'got it' but I couldn't… Continue reading So Now The World Knows