Anxiety, Babies, Beyond Blue, Birth, Depression, General, Kids & Family, Miscarriages, PANDA, Podcast, Podcasting, Podcasts, Pregnancy, Pregnant, SANDS Australia

Episode 2 | When You Don’t End Up Loving Pregnancy Like You’re ‘Supposed’ To.

Click Here To Listen

After my miscarriages, i was obviously stoked to be pregnant again and have a successful pregnancy. However, what i wasn’t expecting was how much depression and anxiety i would suffer throughout it. My pregnancy was nothing like ‘social media’ pregnancies. There were times i hated being pregnant and i found it hard to find any other people out there who felt the same. I felt guilty after my miscarriages like i should be over the moon, but i wasn’t. I was constantly consumed with fear that something would go wrong and this carried on throughout my entire pregnancy. Now i know that i had Perinatal Anxiety and Depression. Perinatal means the beginning of pregnancy through to birth. I also suffered Post Natal Anxiety and Depression, which therefore puts me under the Perinatal banner. I don’t think this is discussed enough for both women and MEN! I’m hoping by opening up about it i can make someone feel a little less alone during these tough times. Xx

Here are the links i spoke about in my podcast.

NIPT Test – http://www.laverty.com.au/IamaPatient/MyTesting/NoninvasivePrenatalTesting(NIPT).aspx

PANDA – https://www.panda.org.au/

Beyond Blue – https://healthyfamilies.beyondblue.org.au/pregnancy-and-new-parents/maternal-mental-health-and-wellbeing

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s