Anxiety has made an unwelcome return to my life recently. I think I had about a year off it where I managed to keep it at bay and I felt good. Strangely this was just after my 2nd pregnancy and I was going through the hardest time of my life. And that right there, is the point – there is no rhyme or reason to anxiety. I think I have always suffered with anxiety but it was more on the extreme worrier end of the scale when I was younger rather than the hard-core anxiety stuff I get now. The… View Post

So here we are. I am finally writing it. Writing the post that has been written in my head since the day I found out I was pregnant again. This isn’t easy to write so bear with me and my emotional ramblings. I have made no secret of the struggles I had after Little Man’s birth; I suffered from post-natal anxiety pretty severely. In a nutshell I struggled with going out of the house, anxiety attacks, fear of things happening to us, etc. I wasn’t in a very good place and it was a hard time for me and the… View Post

Until I got Post-natal Anxiety I didn’t know much about it at all. I had heard a lot about Post-natal Depression but nothing at all about the anxiety side of things. I have some wonderful friends in my life who even though they didn’t know much about it really looked after me and managed to do or say the right thing. I have written about my symptoms of Post-natal Anxiety here. If you know someone who is going through it or  you think they might, I thought I would share with you the things that others did that really helped… View Post

I’m not really one for labels. For example, I hate the labels put on parents…stay at home, working, etc. However, when I finally had a name for what I had been going through a couple of years ago it comforted me. Being able to say to myself that I had post-natal anxiety made me feel better. I didn’t feel like I was going mad anymore; other people had been through it too, it had a name. When you have gone months with no name for something and frightened by what it was being given a name for it, a label… View Post

Post-natal anxiety or anxiety of any sort can take over our every day lives and stop us from doing even the most normal of things. I have explained many times on this blog all about my journey with anxiety since having Little Man so if you would like to read the background click here. I have learnt a lot about anxiety in the last couple of years and *touch wood* I am through the worst, however it is with me everyday in one way or another. I have learnt some ways of helping myself not let anxiety ruin my day. So,… View Post