Day: May 31, 2018

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Seeking help for postnatal depression

Seeking help for Postnatal Depression is the bravest thing you do and you have that courage within you, even if you don’t know it. It is never too late to speak to someone and tell them you are struggling, when you seek help you can get the support you need. If you’re worried how to […]

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What I’ve learnt from blogging about Perinatal Mental Illness

I’ve been blogging about Perinatal Mental Health for nearly three years now. It began as a personal blog and since changing my website, I have lost a few of the more personal posts from when I began but that doesn’t mean I’ve forgotten what it was that started my blogging in the first place. I […]

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How babywearing ‘saved’ me from postnatal depression

I discovered ‘babywearing’ during my 3rd pregnancy; I got a stretchy wrap for those newborn days. I was suffering with prenatal depression by 28 weeks its important to point out. I started babywearing when my baby was just a few days old, I’d wrap him up on those mornings where he wouldn’t settle and I […]

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WE are PND and Me

o, on Monday 14th November I travelled to London to attend the MIND Media Awards, which I was absolutely delighted to have been shortlisted in, I was in the Blogger category and was blown away to win the award. It means more to me than I could ever really put into words! PND and Me […]

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I found my lighthouse and with it – hope

PND and Me, came from a very dark place, a place where the sun didn’t shine and there was very little hope to cling to, it came from a time of isolation, sadness and loneliness. A time where I didn’t want to live. Somehow though, the poem came to me one night, it was a […]

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Perinatal Mental Health From a GPs perspective

Dr Carrie Ladd, August 2016 GP and RCGP Clinical Fellow in Perinatal Mental Health @LaddCar ….. If parenthood is not what you were expecting, you’re not alone. The tough reality of relentless sleepless nights, seemingly untreatable colic and the colossal physical efforts of looking after someone else’s primal needs ahead of your own is a […]

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From under the blanket of postnatal depression – Felicity’s story

*Trigger Warning, mention of Birth Trauma* My name is Felicity. I have a perinatal mental illness. It’s easy to admit from the safety of my laptop, no eyes looking directly at me, judging me, fueling the shame that I hide within. This is why I’ve never admitted to friends or family (with the exception of […]

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Learning to dad – when you have pnd

Alright men of the world. Here’s the truth about when I look at all dads, (myself included). I sit back and look at us all, in our pictures showing how tired and disheveled, stressed and messy we look. I sit back and look at how tired we are and then compare them to other mums, and my […]

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Tips for the stay at home mum with pnd

Being a stay at home mum is hard enough at times, let alone when you have the black cloud of depression hanging over you. So I wanted to share some tips from myself and the #PNDFamily to help you through those bad headfog days of PND. So whether your time as stay at home mum ends when you […]

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Walking from the shadows of pnd- together

Dear Mums. If you have or have had Postnatal Depression keep reading.. If not then please read on regardless. I was there 6 years ago, covered by the shadow of this hidden illness, the all consuming blackness, tiredness, the tears and anger, the questions ‘Why me?’ ‘This is all I ever wanted why can’t I be happy’ ‘Everyone […]

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