Mental Health & Me

How I Overcame Postpartum Psychosis – Advice I’d give to other sufferers

How I overcame my postpartum psychosis, and the help/advice I’d give to other sufferers. I was a new mum, scared and delusional. I was hearing things, seeing things and believing that everyone wanted to hurt me and my baby. I needed immediate help! I needed medication and support. With no specialist mother and baby unit …

Welsh Mummy Blogs and Postpartum Psychosis (PP) – Updated

I wanted to share my updated Postpartum Psychosis story ahead of tonight’s documentary Theroux’s – Mothers on the Edge, which will air on BBC Two (12 May 2019) at 9pm. I will also be sharing how I overcome Postpartum Psychosis and some tips – Post to follow. Theroux’s latest documentary will see him talking to three women …

Maternal MH Awareness Week 2019 – MBU Wales, where do we go from here?

We have had a successful Maternal Mental Health Matters Awareness Week 2019. I just wanted to thank everyone and update followers on the campaign for a mother and baby (MBU) unit in Wales. But before I do that, I would like to share something from Michelle Williams. The struggles that Michelle and Mark (Fathers Mental Health …

Postnatal Depression 2 Years On – A positive post by Life with Melly

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Today’s story is about life after postnatal depression. This post is written by Mel, a parent & lifestyle blogger and mum of Alice. A post for Maternal Mental Health Matters Awareness Week 2019 Two years after, has it really been two years since my first Postnatal Depression Post? I read that post time and time again, reliving …

Dual Diagnosis – Perinatal Mental Health & Addiction (Trigger – Alcoholism)

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An anonymous story of addiction and perinatal mental health. For Maternal Mental Health Matters Awareness Week. This story not only highlights the need for a mother & baby unit in Wales it also shows that there is even less support for mums suffering from a dual diagnosis. I am afraid it is not just Wales …

Wales Needs a Mother and Baby Unit – I was sent to a MBU in Derby (Trigger Warning)

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Another story highlighting our need for a Mother and Baby Unit in Wales. For Maternal Mental Health Matters Awareness Week. 32-year-old mum of two Toni Wells, was no stranger to depression but had always managed to function and bring up her son along with her supportive partner Ieauan. It wasn’t until she was pregnant with …

The NHS Failed Me – Charities, mindfulness and counselling helped my PND (Trigger Warning)

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Today Welsh Mummy Blogs shares a story about PND and how the NHS failed a mum in need. This story touches on a marriage that almost broke down, PTSD and fathers mental health. This is Nic Allens story for Maternal Mental Health Matters Awareness Week 2019.  My husband Ryan and I had been trying for …

A Hidden Illness: A Mother and Baby Unit Saved My Life (Trigger Warning)

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A story which highlights our need for a mother and baby unit in Wales. A Hidden Illness: My Postpartum Psychosis Story by Danielle Webber. UK Maternal Mental Health Matters Awareness Week 2019 On 1st April 2016, at 11.05am, I gave birth to a wonderful baby boy. When the midwife placed my baby onto my chest …

A Story Going Back 26 years, PND and a Sudden Death (Trigger Warning)

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For UK Maternal Mental Health Matters Awareness Week 2019, Welsh Mummy Blogs will be sharing perinatal mental health stories from Wales. We hope that in doing this, we can highlight the need for a specialist mother and baby unit in Wales. Today’s story focuses on Postnatal Depression (PND.) Today I share a story bravely written by Ann Harrison-Power. …

UK Maternal Mental Health Matters Awareness Week 2019 – #MBUWales

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For UK Maternal Mental Health Matters Awareness Week 2019, Welsh Mummy Blogs will be sharing perinatal mental health stories from Wales. I will be sharing the stories from the 29th April to 5th May 2019.  After a chat with members of the Perinatal Mental Health (PMH) Board of Lived Experience and Sharon Fernandez ( National Clinical …

Families in Wales, We Need You! – Perinatal Mental Health Stories Wanted

UK Maternal Mental Health Matters Awareness Week 2019

A campaign for better perinatal mental health services for all in Wales A couple of weeks back a few mums from Wales had a meeting. We all had something in common, each one of us suffered from perinatal mental health (pmh) difficulties. You wouldn’t think it to look at us, but three of us (myself included) …