Post-natal Anxiety & Me Series

Post-natal Anxiety (1)

Welcome to the area on my blog dedicated to post-natal anxiety. If you have found this page because you think you might be suffering from post-natal anxiety then please keep reading. But also if you are here because you are curious, please keep reading too. Post-natal anxiety is very easy to hide but horrible to go through so if you recognise any of the symptoms or experiences I talk about in a family member or friend you might be able to really help them or at least give them a hug.


I suffered with post-natal anxiety after the birth of Little Man. It’s no secret that it was a miserable time for our family. We struggled to understand what was happening to me and why the Rachel that had been so maternal was struggling with even the basics of motherhood. Eventually after a lot of soul searching and lot of searching on the net I finally realised what was wrong with me and started to make some changes. I am in a good place most of the time now and am proud to say there is a light at the end of the tunnel.

My initial reasons for writing this blog were to help me through my anxiety and also to help others. With that in mind I have collated all of the posts (and one vlog) that I have written between January and now about my experiences with post-natal anxiety. Some of them are hopeful and reassuring, some of them are as honest as I could be and some of them are hopefully pointing people in the right directions for help if they need it.

I hope they help.

Post-natal Anxiety & Me Series

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  • Charlene
    23/07/2015 at 19:15

    Whoop whoop! Awesome stuff. One of the worst parts of PNA for me was feeling that all the other mothers were coping, knowing you’re not alone will help so many people.
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    • Mummy in Training
      25/07/2015 at 21:35

      Thank you, it is comments like this that make me want to keep on writing about it xx

  • Alina @eclecticalu blogspot
    23/07/2015 at 23:43

    Blogging is really very therapeutic!
    The best part is helping others through writing! I’ll be reading your series.

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    • Mummy in Training
      25/07/2015 at 21:36

      Thank you, I really hope so xx

  • Lianne
    24/07/2015 at 12:37

    I love that you turned it into a positive and wrote these posts to help others, thats fantastic!
    I actually suffered anxiety during my pregnancy rather than afterwards. #BrilliantBlogposts
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    • Mummy in Training
      25/07/2015 at 21:36

      Thank you, I just hope it helps. Hope you are feeling okay now xx

  • Talya
    26/07/2015 at 13:50

    I think it’s so great that you’re sharing this here – think it’s so important for those suffering with post natal conditions to share and support each other in this way. Speaking of which did you see my interview with Honest Mumma on post-natal depression? #sundaystars

    • Mummy in Training
      29/07/2015 at 12:35

      Thank you so much. I will pop over and have a look now xx

  • Something Crunchy Mummy
    26/07/2015 at 15:02

    I admire you for talking about it and helping others. Because hearing others experience really does help people #sundaystars xx
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    • Mummy in Training
      29/07/2015 at 12:34

      Thank you so much, that’s so lovely of you to say xx

  • Gemma @ Confessions of a nagging mother
    26/07/2015 at 17:42

    It’s hard to talk about depression and anxiety and there is still a stigma attached, but reading posts and other people’s experiences can really help. Keep going lovely 🙂 xxx
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    • Mummy in Training
      29/07/2015 at 12:32

      Thank you so much lovely, it really helps me to turn it into something positive x

  • Mrs H
    03/08/2015 at 20:54

    This is brilliant. I have struggled with depression since my early 20s. These type of problems affect your life more than anyone can know. But blogging has really helped me and it is clear that it has really helped you. Part of the wonder of blogging is that you can reach out and help other people. So providing this resource is brilliant. Well done! Thanks for linking up to #SundaysStars. Hugs Mrs H xxxx
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    • Mummy in Training
      07/08/2015 at 19:05

      Thank you for such a lovely comment hun xx

  • MedusaMum
    06/10/2015 at 08:32

    I think it is great you have shared all this. As a sufferer myself I think it is great to talk about this and really value what you have shared. Thank you 🙂
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    • Mummy in Training
      06/10/2015 at 12:17

      Thank you so much. That means a lot xx


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I’m Rachel, a 30 something Mum to 6 year old Little Man & 2 year old twin girls (one with us & one in the sky).

I’m an anxiety sufferer, list writer and secret chocolate eater.

Join me going from anxious to organised.

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