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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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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I like to be as honest as I can when it comes to writing these blogs. At least within reason. Don’t get me wrong, if I have a doctors appointment I’m not going to be posting about the details of it here. If you ask, I might let you know, but let’s not get too weird.

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When it comes to talking about how you feel, it’s important that you start by simply labelling the emotions you are feeling. Just saying “I feel stressed” can start the ball rolling and get you talking about where you may feel that stress is coming from, and how you can go about addressing the issue. If you want a simple way of putting it, just go with this: Name it to tame it.

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