When I look back at my experience with postnatal depression, I know there was a lot of things that helped me on my way to recovery. But there was one thing that I feel kick started the whole thing, and that’s going away together. Going Away Started My Recovery From Postnatal Depression The first time I ever felt that Isabelle actually liked me was when we were in a random Travelodge in Weston super-Mare. She was propped up on the bed in one of those nursing pillows wearing just a nappy. It was ridiculously hot during a typical British heatwave…

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I’m suggesting another thing that may not work for everyone. But it’s something that personally worked somewhat for me when I suffered with postnatal depression. I’m going to talk about how attachment parenting can help with postnatal depression. What is Attachment Parenting? Attachment parenting is basically a form of parenting where you connect yourself with your baby as much as possible. Generally it consists of breastfeeding, co-sleeping, babywearing, holding and carrying the baby as much as possible and attending to their cries quickly without letting them ‘cry it out’. It’s essentially a more ‘natural’ approach to parenting, and one that…

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When it comes to depression, it’s incredibly important to have a place to be able to talk openly and honestly about how you are feeling.
 
You have to be able to find support from others who have been where you are or empathise with your situation. The only problem is, that it’s often a very hard thing to open up in front of others, face to face. Or maybe, perhaps, there isn’t anywhere a person feels like they can go to where they can open up, and talking to their family isn’t something they feel comfortable with either. That’s where the internet comes in.

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For me personally, babywearing is something that I feel really started to make a big difference with my postnatal depression. In essence, it gave me and Isabelle something to do together that she actually loved. Not only that, but it kept us connected and close whenever I did it.

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For me, yoga combines two things that I find incredibly beneficial to mental health: exercise and meditation.

Not only that, but it’s something that I initially sucked at. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not super good now; I can do a few poses quite well, but I still watch in awe at some of the things seasoned pros can do.

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