I sat in the psychiatrist’s room, the light shining on my back, warming my tired bones. I had lost hope, hope that anyone could hear me, or know what was clawing at my soul. I finished my story, my years
I sat in the chair feeling numb, was I really in denial? I didn’t think I was, but then I wasn’t the expert. The Community psychiatric nurse (CPN) in front of me wore an expression mixed with pity and frustration.
I feel worried. Worried, because there seems to be somewhat of a perinatal bandwagon lately. Where ever you look, there are articles, stories being shared and people discussing perinatal mental health, its loud, in your face, singing and dancing. This
I read the article, tears stinging my eyes. I blink them away and try to let my logical mind silence the thunderous beating in my chest. I look at my daughters, the are smiling sharing joke, laughing and I wonder.
For any family, emotional wellbeing matters. When it comes to mental health the perinatal period can be a challenging time. Adjusting to life with a new baby is hard, but for some families the transition to parenthood is complicated by
We all know that when it comes to our emotional wellbeing there are many factors that contribute to our feeling healthy. No more so is this true than when it comes to healthy relationships, as they can have a massive
They say that blood is thicker than water when it comes to relationships, but sometimes the support that we need doesn’t always come from the places and the people we expect, namely those that we love, but instead from those
“Awareness is like the sun, when it shines on things they are transformed” Emma Jane Sasaru Despite maternal mental health being more in the news and on the national agenda perinatal mental health being addressed, when it comes to the
“Let your scars become wings that carry you out of the darkness and into the glorious light” Emma Jane Cushnan u The birth of my first daughter changed my life, it changed me. As the lights passed above me as
Madeleine’s beautiful poem about the birth of her son. Finding you Sleep disturbed, the waters broke, It was still in that moment, You were on your way, A bag bursting, An empty car seat, flip-flops, an old nightdress, Hurried
This story is from Kathryn, who wanted to share her story about her experience of having placenta previa and placenta accreta the complications that followed. Please be aware that some stories may trigger difficult memories and emotions so remember your own
This story is from Bella, who wanted to share her story about her baby’s birth experience and how the right support after a traumatic birth matters. Please be aware that some stories may trigger difficult memories and emotions so