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Antidepressants

Antidepressants: My Story

I’ll always remember the day I started my antidepressants. It was Monday 5th January 2015. That was the day I hit rock bottom. The previous weeks and months I knew I was plunging. Each day was harder than the day before.  Painting on a smile was becoming more of an arduous task.  I could no […]

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[Mental Health Awareness Week] You Will Get Through This…From a Mum Who’s Been There

This week is Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week and as something I feel really passionate about, I wanted to share my story. I was diagnosed with Pre-Natal Depression at 16 weeks pregnant.  I didn’t even know it was a thing, to be honest. I wanted to hide away, I was so scared.  What if my […]

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[Mental Health Awareness Week] OCD Caused Her to Have Sexually Intrusive Thoughts

Kim French opens up and shares her story about living with OCD which caused her to have sexually intrusive thoughts after she became a mother. It’s unsurprising to us that Kim’s OCD was amplified after she had her daughter, this has happened to many woman in our community. For some reason the stress and chemical imbalance of […]

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[Mental Health Awareness Week] To Medicate Or Not To Medicate?

I had never been keen to take antidepressants. I had always been of the opinion that they would only mask the problem, not fix it. I thought they would take away all emotions, or I would be so happy I wouldn’t be able to control them. My step dad once told me about a time […]

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PND – Why Aren’t We Talking About It?

How come we still aren’t talking about it?  Why is it still so hush-hush? At Christmas, when charity buckets rattle collecting spare change for mental health charities, why am I still reading that new mums feel guilt and fear around the blues that follow the birth of a baby. If I broke my leg, I’d tell […]

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To all parents – stop beating yourself up

As a parent, you have multiple balls in the air at any one time.  Actually, scrap that, as a non-parent I was always busy, with work, social life and family commitments.  Throw two babies into the mix, and something is bound to give. My phone died on me this week, and whilst I got it fixed quickly, […]

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#This_Is_Motherhood Interview with Kirsty from @Winnettes

The #this_is_motherhood community was created to normalise the “not so normal” moments of motherhood by sharing real stories from real mamas. ⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ There’s so much pressure to feel a certain way about our role as mother, from society but more so from ourselves. We need to remind ourselves that whatever choice we make IS right and […]

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#This_Is_Motherhood Interview with Carly from @Carmarmoo

Through our hashtag community #This_Is_Motherhood we feature mums who share the truth about motherhood, and how to prioritise self-care on a more regular basis so we can live more happy and fulfilling lives. We we’re very excited to interview Carly from Carmarmoo because of the genuine community she has built and her passion for self-care and learning. […]

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Support Mother’s Who Have Lost or Injured Children #MuffinsforMidwives

We’re excited to support Maternity Worldwide, a charity dedicated to reducing the number of women and babies dying or injured in pregnancy and childbirth by training midwives and skilled birth attendants in low income countries. They improve access to health centres and hospitals, providing communities with maternal and newborn health information and empowering women to become […]

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#This_Is_Motherhood Interview with Luella & Rose “Be Kind To Yourself”

Through our hashtag community #This_Is_Motherhood we feature mums who share the truth about motherhood, and how to prioritise self-care on a more regular basis so we can live more happy and fulfilling lives. We we’re very excited to interview Luella & Rose because of her passion and creativity, she shares her deeply personal story as a lifestyle content creator/blogger […]

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