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.
PANDA – https://www.panda.org.au/