Category Archives: post natal depression

Blog of the Week: I wish I didn’t believe in depression

Our Blog of the Week this week is a powerful and brave post by Beating Myself Into a Dress about the Post-natal depression she suffered after the birth of her first baby. She tells with great honesty what it was … Continue reading

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Blog of the Week: Enough

Our Blog of the Week this week comes from Mini Malteser. It is written straight from the heart, admitting that motherhood is hard sometimes, and although we may not be the perfect mother, that doesn’t mean that we aren’t enough. ******************************************************************************** If … Continue reading

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Writing my way out of darkness

Today’s guest blog comes from author CL Taylor who wrote her novel ‘The Accident’ in the weeks after having her baby when she was suffering from PND. We have been lucky enough to read an advance copy of ‘The Accident’ … Continue reading

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PND Week: Being me and being Sarah Chilton

Today’s guest blog is from mum and author Ruth Briddon, who writes about her own experience of postnatal depression and how it led her to put pen to paper and write a novel on the theme too. ********************************************************************************* Let me … Continue reading

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PND Week: Pinkoddy’s story.

Today’s post for Post Natal Depression Week comes from blogger Pinkoddy who suffered with PND after the birth of her second of four boys. Here she talks candidly about the specific way in which it affected her and her family. ******************************************************************************* … Continue reading

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PND Awareness Week – My story

Today’s blog post is from Penny Snowball. She describes the traumatic events leading up to the birth of her baby and how hard she found it and how long it took her to ask for help when PND took hold. … Continue reading

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PND Awareness Week – The Girl That Lurks Inside

All week we are asking mums to share with us their experiences of depression and anxiety during and after pregnancy. Today’s post if from Alice, who blogs at More than Toast. She talks about how PND can be hidden and … Continue reading

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PND Awareness Week – The unwanted visitor

All week we have asked bloggers to share their experiences of post natal depression with us to raise awareness of how many mums are affected and the impact it has on women and their families. Do check back each day … Continue reading

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Why mums need a Well Being Plan

Today’s guest blog is from Emma Laing a midwife at the charity Tommy’s. To mark the launch of the ground-breaking new report on Mums Maternal Mental health she talks about how we need to raise awareness of ante and postnatal … Continue reading

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Birth and beyond – have you got a Plan B?

Today’s guest blog is from Ruth Briddon who has just published a new novel ‘Being Sarah Chilton’. It has been described as:  If ‘Bridget Jones’ had a child and then was left on her tod, this book is what would … Continue reading

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