Loss · Mental health and wellbeing

Breast…(middle ground)…bottle

I’ve never really spoken about breastfeeding, because it can be such an emotive topic. However, I now also realise that this may be because of my own complicated emotions towards it. I breastfed exclusively for about 7 months before shifting to mixed feeding after E started weaning, stopping completely at 10 months. I said I loved…… Continue reading Breast…(middle ground)…bottle

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Competitive grief

Significant dates have a way of making you stop and reflect.  To think about what has been and what may be to come. Setting intentions and hopes and remembering what you are grateful for, as well as acknowledging what causes pain and suffering. It was unfortunate that the flow of reflection that May brings from me…… Continue reading Competitive grief

Loss · Mental health and wellbeing

Somewhere over the rainbow….PND sadly still exists

I’m not sure where you even start with a post such as this; it’s hard to know whether there even is a beginning, and I certainly haven’t reached the end yet, so I guess it’s a case of starting from where I am now.   I have been experiencing postnatal depression.   If I’m honest,…… Continue reading Somewhere over the rainbow….PND sadly still exists

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#SleepOnSide and save babies lives

  Today, Tommy’s release their new campaign, #SleepOnSide, which aims to empower women to change their sleep position in order to ensure safer pregnancies and to reduce the rates of stillbirth.   When we found out that Orla had died at 37 weeks, we were told there and then not to expect any answers as…… Continue reading #SleepOnSide and save babies lives

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Belonging

Humans are social beings; we like to belong to a group.  We need to feel included, connected and to have people who we feel allied with.  Friendship, work, social and hobby groups; we find comfort and affiliation with those who have common ground, those with similar likes and dislikes and those who we feel will…… Continue reading Belonging

Loss · Mental health and wellbeing

Regret me not: Coping with regrets in life after loss

  Regret; the sense of sadness or repentance for having done or not done something.   I carry an overwhelming sense of regret in this life I live after loss, and it is something that can be a heavy burden to bear.  After all, there is no going back, no changing what has been done…… Continue reading Regret me not: Coping with regrets in life after loss

Loss · Mental health and wellbeing

You are so strong

Strong: Having the power to move heavy weights or perform other physically demanding tasks Able to withstand force, pressure, or wear Very intense   After losing your baby, this is something that many people seem to say: ‘you are so strong’ or ‘I don’t think I could be as strong as you’.  I know this…… Continue reading You are so strong