Mental Health, Real Life Postpartum Depression Stories

How Postpartum Depression Led Me To A Place Of Gratitude

How Postpartum Depression Led Me To A Place Of Gratitude My postpartum depression led me to a place of gratitude. One doesn’t often use the word gratitude in the same sentence as a mental illness such as postpartum depression. But that’s the place where surviving postpartum depression has led me to. I never thought something… Read More How Postpartum Depression Led Me To A Place Of Gratitude

Mum Life, Self Care

Mum-Day Blues : The Loneliness Of Maternity Leave

Mum-Day Blues : The Loneliness Of Maternity Leave Weekends while you’re on maternity leave are different. There’s no Friday feeling. Being a Mummy doesn’t end at 5pm (okay, 4:30pm) on a Friday and start again at 8am on Monday. I’d take smelling of baby sick over being stuck on the M25 for 3 hours any day though. Weekends are different. Weekends are even more precious as… Read More Mum-Day Blues : The Loneliness Of Maternity Leave

Mental Health, Real Life Postpartum Depression Stories

How Does Postnatal Depression (PND) Feel For Me?

How Does Postnatal Depression (PND) Feel For Me? Drowning… that’s how it feels to me. Slowly drowning in Post Natal Depression (PND) and Anxiety. Losing the ability to keep my head above water. The wet liquid coming over my face and taking away the ability to breathe. Seeing my life in front, as well as… Read More How Does Postnatal Depression (PND) Feel For Me?

Mental Health, Real Life Postpartum Depression Stories

What Is It Like To Have A Mental Illness And Be A Mother

What Is It Like To Have A Mental Illness And Be A Mother There is an increasing amount of attention paid today (and rightly so!) to postnatal depression. However, there is less spoken about the experience of women who are already suffering from mental illness’s prior to, during and after becoming mothers. ***the links in… Read More What Is It Like To Have A Mental Illness And Be A Mother