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Motherhood Pregnancy after baby loss

Pregnancy after miscarriage: Our first trimester

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I am now 18 weeks pregnant. This is my sixth pregnancy. And it is my fourth pregnancy after miscarriage. It is only now, at 18 weeks pregnant that I am beginning to relax a little and enjoy the pregnancy. I know that I will not be able to stop worrying until we have our baby at home. I wish that I could say that I breezed through the first trimester. That I was ecstatic when I saw that I was pregnant and…

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Finding happiness

My Captured Moment – My eight pictures of happiness

I have seen a number of bloggers share their eight photographs of happiness. These posts are lovely and I find the happiness in them contagious. They share memories of days filled with joy or photographs of loved ones. With that in mind, I decided that this week's My Captured Moment would be eight captured moments. These are the moments that I always want to remember. They are times I treasure. And they are photographs that always bring a smile to my…

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Mental health Motherhood

Living with long-term depression: Deciding to become a parent

A photograph of a young mother wearing winter clothes and a large navy fedora walking a long a stormy Cornish beach hand in hand with her very cute toddler daughter - Living with long-term depression and deciding to become a parent - Mrs H's favourite things

Deciding to have children is a tough decision at the best of times. Deciding to start a family when you have a long-term illness and take regular medication is another thing altogether. Having long-term depression and taking medication does not preclude women from having children. I am living proof of this. That is why I want to share my story.…

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Recurrent miscarriage

Never forget – in support of the Mumsnet Miscarriage Care Campaign

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I've always been honest on this blog and I've never shied away from talking about my depression. I thought this post would be the same. But since I decided to share my miscarriage story, in support of the Mumsnet Miscarriage Care Campaign, I have started to write this post numerous times. I have even finished it once or twice only to write it again the next day unhappy with my previous efforts.…

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