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PNDandMe Blog

This is the blog section of PND and Me, which is how it began. We'll be posting regular blogs and are always interesting in sharing other peoples experiences of maternal mental illness, so please get in touch with us if you'd like to share your story. Rosey x

Learning to Dad, When you have PND

15th July 2016 POSTED BY Rosey Wren
Postnatal Depression
Alright men of the world. Here’s the truth about when I look at all dads, (myself included). I sit back and look at us all, in our pictures showing how tired and disheveled, stressed and messy we look. I sit back and look at how tired we are and then compare them to other mums, and my wife and think, “Jesus Christ, us men are idiots”.
But that is fine. We’re allowed to be!
We’re allowed to panic about buying the right bottle and call home to double check. We’re allowed to take 40 minutes making sure we buy the right nappies, or God help me if I buy the wrong aged baby food. We know that women can do everything that men can do, but us men can do the job too! We don’t babysit our kids, we’re dads! We can do everything that women can do too! Except pregnancy and we don’t have periods, (but I’m cool with that) … But yeah we can do everyth- yeah, won’t go through childbirth either. Silliness and joking aside, what I actually mean is I see the amazing job my fellow dads are doing. Some of you having to do it alone and for any single parent, I salute you! Keep...

Tips for mums with PND

21st July 2014 Posted By Rosey Wren
Postnatal Depression
***I’ve edited the title as this post could be of help to any mum with #PND***
Being a stay at home mum is hard enough at times, let alone when you have the black cloud of depression hanging over you. So I wanted to share some tips from myself and...

Lets walk from the shadows together

29th August 2014 Posted By Rosey Wren
#PNDChat, #PNDHour, Postnatal Depression
Dear Mums.
If you have or have had Postnatal Depression keep reading.. If not then please read on regardless.
I was there 6 years ago, covered by the shadow of this hidden illness, the all consuming blackness, tiredness, the tears and anger, the questions ‘Why me?’ ‘This is all I ever wanted why can’t...

The Importance of Time for PND Recovery

9th September 2014 Posted By Rosey Wren
Postnatal Depression
Accepting a PND diagnosis can be difficult, it takes time to comes to terms with it, but know that time is the biggest healer, it doesn’t make things go away but time gives us the strength to cope with things better. You are a wonderful mum and in time PND will...

A Tear Slides Slowly Down Her Cheek

26th October 2014 Posted By Rosey Wren
Health Visitors, Postnatal Depression
I can see her sitting on the edge of the sofa, looking anxious, tired, wearing a top spotted with spit up on the shoulder, I catch her glancing at the baby asleep in the bouncer, she sighs, sinks back into the sofa and looks around the room, toys strewn around, a half empty cup of tea and...

Safe Place - Experience of a Mother & Baby Unit

19th November 2014 Posted By Rosey Wren
Mums Stories, Postnatal Depression
Hello! My name is Laura; I’m 26 years old and mum to Arthur, who’s nearly 9 months. You can read my blog here and I’m on Twitter here
I’m honoured to be guest-posting for Rosey at PNDandMe on the topic of Mother and Baby Units, or MBUs. These offer inpatient...

Rosey's experience of Antenatal Depression

6th January 2015 Posted By Rosey Wren
Antenatal Depression, Mums Stories
So the little line appears on the home pregnancy test – You’re pregnant!
Wonderful and terrifying at all once.
For some women pregnancy isn’t the glowing, beautiful experience the baby magazines tell you it is, for some – like me, it is beyond exhausting and completely overwhelming, I have suffered with...

Hugs & Hope - How to help a mum with Postnatal Depression

26th January 2015 Posted By Rosey Wren
Postnatal Depression
So you may be reading this because a close friend or family member has had a baby and appears to be struggling, maybe they have already found the courage to tell you they are feel low and have got or think they may have Postnatal Depression, You may be...

8 Things mums with PND need to remember

3rd March 2015 Posted By Rosey Wren
Postnatal Depression
When I was thinking about writing this post I thought back to when I had my daughter and began suffering Postnatal Depression very soon after her birth seven years ago and what I wish someone had told me then when the battle with the PND fog was taking over my life...
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