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
For many, Mother’s Day is a day filled with fun memories, thoughtful gestures and hopefully a lie in! However for some women, it can be a difficult day filled with anxiety and depression. Around 1 in 5 women will struggle with some form of perinatal mental illness. A large number of these women will see… Continue reading Dealing with Mother’s Day & Postnatal Depression
When thinking of recipes I wanted to share for my mindful cooking blogs, this was one of my top picks! This is so delicious and super easy to make. Full credit for this recipe goes to my dad, who probably owes full credit to Ainsley Harriet. This was discovered back in the “Can’t cook, won’t… Continue reading Mindful Cooking – Creamy Tarragon Chicken
A couple of weeks ago I posted about low self esteem and how we can challenge that. One area which I see repeatedly and which many of us are guilty of is negative self talk. That inner critic which tells us, we aren’t good enough, it’s a negative, nagging voice and will cause us to… Continue reading The Inner Bitch – Stop Negative Self Talk
I’ve posted a couple of times that I will be expanding the blog a bit more this year. When I developed PND and anxiety I lost a huge sense of who I was. I think many parents do when they have their baby, but it can be magnified when you’re battling anxiety and depression. I… Continue reading Sharing my journey & the things we love! Blog Update!
Health Anxiety affects many people, and for many it can take over every waking thought. Here I share some tips on how to deal with health anxiety, and gain back some control.
*Trigger Warning - this blog has descriptions of Intrusive thoughts that may be distressing or triggering to some, please take care if you feel vulnerable* Disclaimer - this blog post features my own experiences and opinions, please seek advice from your health care professional for treatment for Intrusive thoughts. Intrusive thoughts come up in discussion… Continue reading Intrusive Thoughts – What are they & how to deal with them
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
***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
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