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
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
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
Having always been what I consider a 'bit of a worrier' most of my life, I think the severe anxiety I felt with my PND will always be with me to some degree. I have much more of a control on it now and have learnt valuable techniques to combat it, but no matter how… Continue reading Dealing With A Rough Patch – Anxiety
Sounds strange but I think it might have. I was perfectly happy before postnatal depression struck. In fact the year leading up to my daughters birth was the happiest of my life. I had my dream wedding, a job I loved, we had moved into a new home and had the joy of being pregnant… Continue reading Postnatal Depression – Has It Improved Me?
Recently on #pndhour (Ran by @PNDandMe on Twitter Wednesday's 8pm GMT) we spoke about self care. Taking time for yourself is so important! I think if I had made a little more time for myself in the beginning it would have really helped. I found it very difficult to allow myself 'Me Time' I had opportunities,… Continue reading The Importance Of Me Time
I suffered severe anxiety alongside my PND - the two fed off of each other and I was trapped in an endless loop of negative feelings. When I first started having panic attacks I had no idea what was happening to me. My heart was racing, it felt as though it were going to explode… Continue reading Anxiety, Panic Attacks & Obsessive thoughts – oh my!