Welcome to our second part of the #Timetotalk blog, which is part of the Time to Talk campaign. We will feature 6 different blogs writing about Pre and Post natal depression, as well as baby loss.
In part 1, we showcased a wonderful poem from PNDandme about her post-natal depression, which she suffered at 19 with her first baby. In part 2, we are finding 2 more wonderful blogs that talk openly about the subject.
First up, one for the fathers. The Secret Father on Twitter recently spoke to the lovely lady behind PNDandme through her hosted #pndchat, and he in turn has chosen to feature a blogger called Kathryn, who has written about her own mental health experiences for the SANE charity website. In her guest post for him, she writes about supporting your partner after birth, and watching out for any changes in her moods, appetite or sleep. It is a very informative post – you can read it here.
Secondly, a lady called Jen Faulkner, who blogs and Tweets through @instinctivemum. She became a mum at 23 and has suffered from Pre or post-natal depression with all 3 of her children. Jen has taken dealing with PND into her own hands, with 2013’s self-publication of her children’s storybook ‘A monster ate my mum’. The story is based on a poem she wrote for her children to try and help them to understand what she has been through. You can read more about the book on the Monster ate my mum blog, and you can buy the book through Lulu.com here. For now though, I want to share Jen’s ‘A-Z’ of PND, which I’m sure hundreds of other mums can relate to. You can read it here.