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How I feel…10 years on

Lotus Petal Family Support along with The Butterfly Mother, have set a photo challenge for this years Maternal Mental Health Awarenss Week. I wanted to use the opportunity to write as well as share a photo.   Today’s photo theme – How I feel. So, I wanted to reflect on how I feel 10 years on from […]

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Supporting a partner through postnatal depression

I’m honoured to share with you this anonymous blog. A candid story of how Postnatal Depression has an affect on not just the person suffering and how important support for the whole family unit it. I’m a partner just like your partner. Male or female, I’m the one who hasn’t experienced the kicks to the […]

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To the mum battling mental illness – I see you

To the mum battling mental illness You are not alone. Your tears may fall silently but I see you. When you are painting on a smile when someone asks ‘How are you?’ I see you Those days where getting out of bed, attending to your childs every whim The same days you lock yourself away […]

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My postnatal depression – Amy’s Story

The lovely Amy has asked me to share this with you all, please read and share. Amy is a true inspiration xx The Amy behind Amy’s Boarderline World; I am a yoga obsessed 30 year old mummy of one gorgeous little boy, and a wife to one equally gorgeous man! I suffer with mental health […]

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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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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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