There isn’t much I can write about mental health that I haven’t previously written in the blog, If you have followed my journey since I gave birth to J you will know that I suffered from post natal depression & anxiety. I went on to have counselling and antidepressants.
Ever since I fell pregnant with N I have been absolutely petrified that it would happen again after his birth.
I came off my antidepressants at 10 weeks pregnant with N so from then on I just had to cope on my own. I didn’t have to stop taking them, but I felt like I might be able to manage so under the GP’s advice I gradually cut them out.
I can say it hasn’t been at all easy. The pregnancy was hard what with constant worry after the miscarriage, add to that the feelings on becoming a Mummy of 2, and the tiredness. Oh, the tiredness.
Since N was born, I have had some really tough days. Baby blues they could have been, but they have felt just like the PND did with J.
They come & go though, so I have just put it down to tiredness, for now, and possibly baby blues.
But this time I know the signs.
I know what to look out for.
As it could still come.
I know when it’s time to talk.
I don’t feel ashamed.
Break the taboo.