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Why Birth Experience Matters (Even for ‘Textbook’ Births) [GUEST BLOG]

I have guest blogged before about how my birth experience with Biggest triggered the postnatal anxiety I suffered with for months afterwards, despite the process being straightforward and what is typically seen as ‘trauma-free’. This week, I provided a more detailed account as my first guest post over at Consult My Baby with my reflections on the… Continue reading Why Birth Experience Matters (Even for ‘Textbook’ Births) [GUEST BLOG]

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The ‘1 in 4’ Mental Health Myth

I love the work of Mind, one of the UK’s leading mental health charities and have previously worked with them as a media volunteer. They are one of many who share the statistic that 1 in 4 of us will experience a mental health problem each year. While the fact itself isn’t a myth, and… Continue reading The ‘1 in 4’ Mental Health Myth

Anxiety · Growing Pains · Meltdowns · Mental Health · Motherhood

OK, Anxiety. I’m listening. 

It’s been a funny start to the year. Not the ‘ha-ha’ kind. The last couple of weeks have seen some family upsets, a family bereavement, failed budgeting, failed meal planning, forgotten commitments and a house that resembles a landfill site to name but a few. So, of course, my old buddy Anxiety decided now was… Continue reading OK, Anxiety. I’m listening.