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Month: August 2017

Having a big baby

Having a big baby

I had a feeling pretty early on in my pregnancy that I would have a big baby. Me and my brothers were big babies and are all tall, and Nick was a big baby. Plus my enormous bump gave me the biggest clue! At my 30 week midwife appointment, my midwife measured my bump and told me I was measuring ‘a bit big’ so she was going to send me for a growth scan at the hospital. She also said…

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A letter to Joseph at 4 months old

A letter to Joseph at 4 months old

Dear Joseph, I can’t believe you are 4 months old already. You have brought us so much joy, since the moment we found out I was pregnant. You are the happiest baby I’ve ever known, you smile when you wake up, when you go to sleep, and whenever we look at you. I didn’t think it was possible to love anyone as much as we love you. When you grow up, I want you to know that we will support…

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My experience with birth trauma 

My experience with birth trauma 

To most people I think I look like I’m dealing with things and am generally ok. The truth is that ever since Joseph’s birth I have suffered with Post Natal PTSD. There is a lot of information about post natal depression but not so much on Post Natal PTSD – I hadn’t even heard of it before.  The Pandas website explains it quite well: According to the DSM-IV diagnosis of anxiety disorders, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), occurs following an event…

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My birth story 

My birth story 

It’s hard for me to write about this, and it’s taken me many attempts, but I feel like I should. Who knows, it may be cathartic for me to get it all out! I had a very traumatic birth, so much so that I am currently having therapy for Post Natal PTSD. A lot of people who know me don’t even know this, but it’s quite hard to talk about. I was almost two weeks overdue when Joseph arrived. I’d…

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