My experience of suffering with Postpartum Psychosis after the birth of my son

I came in to the world in 1990, I was a pretty out going child, I had a lovely upbringing and have lots of happy memories, nothing too out of the ordinary.  However when I hit puberty I began struggling with my feelings, more so than the average moody teenager I think, the littlest of … Continue reading My experience of suffering with Postpartum Psychosis after the birth of my son

Top tips on overcoming back to work anxiety after maternity leave

It only seems two minutes ago since I was sat looking forward to 4 months off work and now I've been sat preparing everything for me returning, and with it a familiar feeling has began creeping in. Anxiety. I was talking to someone the other day and mentioned how I feel anxious about going back … Continue reading Top tips on overcoming back to work anxiety after maternity leave

A lot has happened since my last post 2 years ago…

I started this blog in 2018 to highlight the unheard of pregnancy related mental illness, postpartum psychosis, which I suffered with after giving birth to my son in 2013. I've took a long break from my blog to focus on work and family life but its always been something I wanted to go back to … Continue reading A lot has happened since my last post 2 years ago…

Getting well, staying well!

The moment I stepped in to the Leeds Mother and Baby unit, was the first step of recovery for me. I got the medication I needed to regulate the chemicals in my brain. I have always felt ashamed, embarrassed and like there was something I could have done to prevent me getting Postpartum psychosis. However … Continue reading Getting well, staying well!

When the word crazy doesn't quite cut it!

I usually try to keep my posts light-hearted and try not to dwell on the negatives, but I may not be able to add humour to this post, as quite frankly it wasn't very funny. I can only remember the parts which my brain will allow me to, I think it tried to shut most of … Continue reading When the word crazy doesn't quite cut it!

On a lighter note!

I'm heavier 😦 I have always been up and down with my weight, but nowadays its becoming more up than it is down. As mentioned in my other post I'm getting married on the 6th of July next year and would ideally like to drop a stone and a half, minimum. When I was 17 … Continue reading On a lighter note!

So you ask, what the hell is Postpartum Psychosis???

Postpartum Psychosis is hell on earth basically, but I guess I could elaborate a bit more. It's a rare but serious mental health illness that can affect a woman shortly after giving birth. It affects 1 to 2 women in 1000. I found that hard to believe at first as I had never heard of it, … Continue reading So you ask, what the hell is Postpartum Psychosis???

Omg I’m not alone! There’s others!

Other than the ladies I was with in the mother and baby unit, who I sadly didn't keep in contact with, in 5 years I've never met anyone else who has had postpartum psychosis, most people I talk to haven't even heard of it.  I've stumbled across this brilliant ladies blog who also went through … Continue reading Omg I’m not alone! There’s others!