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Saying No To Antidepressants Whilst Pregnant

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I had an antenatal appointment booked at my nearest hospital, which I assumed would be a general check up and maybe a scan. It was pretty much that. My SO and I went into the doctor’s room where a nurse sat on the edge of the ultrasound bed.

Attachment To Somebody I Have Never Met

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I care about you so much and I don’t even know you. We’ve never met face to face, I’ve never heard your voice, never even seen a photo of you. I know your first name. I know about the hard times you have had to go through. I’ve read your words.

Becoming A Passenger In My Own Body

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Like many pregnant people, I put my hands around my newly inflated belly. It’s partly because that’s what I see pregnant people do, but I also cradle my bump to highlight how round this belly is becoming. This is to prove to myself and others around me that this is a pregnant belly, that I …

I’m Jealous Of The Selfies You Take

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Instagram is the new Facebook to me. I deleted my original Facebook account after I realised how shitty it was making me feel. I would scroll through hundreds of posts, photos, etc. and feel so much envy that I would feel like a loser in comparison. Instagram is becoming like that for me. I scroll …

Where To Find Support For Mental Illness

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Mental illness can be very isolating. It can feel like you are completely alone in how you are feeling, like nobody else will quite understand what it is you are going through. Sometimes it can be too tough to talk with those closest to you about your mental health. I get that – I’ve had …

Depression Is Like A Tidal Wave

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You’re paddling along just fine, in the ocean that is life. Sometimes you struggle with a stronger current, sometimes everything seems calm and you can relax with a soothing back stroke. When depression comes, it hits you like a tidal wave. It crashes down on your mind, body and soul. It takes away those memories …