Anxiety as a new mum

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.

Retained Products after a Cesarean

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.

Exercise Postpartum

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.