I didn't want to tell anyone how I was feeling because I didn't want anyone to think I was a bad mum and take Arabella away. She was my reason for getting out of bed each day, I found the confidence to leave the house only because I knew it was unfair to condemn her to solitude because of my fears. The thought of admitting I had a problem, a weakness that might make some question my ability as a mother. It was why I'd not admitted the way I was feeling sooner.
These pancakes are super filling and pretty good for you too.
As a new mum you're hit with advice from all angles - mostly contradictory - you can easily convince yourself that you're basically failing as a mother. If I was doing ok surely they wouldn't need to drown me in pointers and tips?!
As a first time mum there are so many things no one warned you could happen. 'Retained products' was a term I'd never heard, let alone knew to look out for, so I had no idea that I was suffering the symptoms for months. My journey post partum has been a rollercoaster but now that I'm slowly feeling better I recognise the importance of sharing my story, spreading awareness and offering support to others who find themselves in a similar situation.
The items I couldn't have lived without and can highly recommend!
My pregnancy was not plain sailing, it was hard to not panic about everything that was going on, I'd never heard of anyone else having hematomas!
We have an early teether... It's been a rollercoaster few days. Any advice would be greatly received.
My honest review of CARiFit - I'd recommend it to all new mummies!
As if sleep deprivation isn't bad enough, my body post birth was a mess.
This week marks 12 weeks and yesterday I attended my first pilates class postpartum - despite waking up this morning feeling like I've been trampled by a herd of cows somehow I feel better for it.