Postnatal Depression – Chapter Two: Things Get Worse Before They Get Better

(Everyone’s struggle with depression and anxiety is different, unique to them and valid. Everything shared in this post is just my own personal feelings and experiences.) **Trigger warning – mention of intrusive thoughts and self harm** “I just want to feel like me again” My initial appointment with the doctor was a blur if I’mContinue reading “Postnatal Depression – Chapter Two: Things Get Worse Before They Get Better”

Postnatal Depression – Chapter One: I Needed Help

(Everyone’s struggle with depression and anxiety is different, unique to them and valid. Everything shared in this post is just my own personal feelings and experiences) “I’m fine. Im just tired” How many times have you found yourself automatically responding with “I’m fine. I’m just tired.” whenever anyone asks how you are? Too many timesContinue reading “Postnatal Depression – Chapter One: I Needed Help”

Going From One Child to Two

So, you’re surviving life with your first child pretty well? Congratulations! Who knew something so small could make your heart grow so big and turn your world completely upside down, right? Well…Just wait until baby number two comes crashing into your lives! You’ve been there, done that with all the baby books, the sleepless nights,Continue reading “Going From One Child to Two”

The Fourth Trimester 

You’ve survived the morning sickness of the first trimester. Delighted in the first kicks, glowing skin and glossy hair of the second trimester. And waddled your way through the third trimester while trying not to piss your pants every time you cough/sneeze or move too quickly. Now imagine running an entire marathon and then stillContinue reading “The Fourth Trimester “

The Truth about Labour

So, you’ve been to all the antenatal classes and you’ve read all the books and you now think you are suitably prepared and know what to expect, right? Wrong! I’m about to tell you the honest truth of what you can expect once you go into labour. (Please note: These experiences are based on myContinue reading “The Truth about Labour”

How To Wrangle Toddlers Whilst Pregnant

“How cute would it be to have children close together in age? They will grow up being the bestest of friends!” I hear myself telling my husband as a way to justify the crippling broodiness of wanting another baby. My first pregnancy was a breeze and once my maternity leave started, it became even easierContinue reading “How To Wrangle Toddlers Whilst Pregnant”