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Chronic Depression And Deciding To Become A Parent

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Deciding to have children is a tough decision at the best of times. Deciding to start a family when you have chronic depression and anxiety, and take regular medication is another thing altogether. Years ago, I read an article in The Guardian that discusses the July 2014 guidelines that were issued to GPs by the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE). These guidelines give doctors advice on how they should treat female patients who suffer from depression. In particular, it recommends that…

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Should Miscarriage Form Part Of School Sex Education Classes?

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Trigger warning: this post mentions baby loss and miscarriage. You may find it distressing if you have experience of either of these subjects. Last week, I read a number of articles in the Scottish Press. These articles were calling for discussions about miscarriage to form part of a school’s sexual education curriculum. My initial reaction was that this was wrong. Because school children should not be taught about something so cruel and heartbreaking. However, after having discussions with a number…

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Baby Loss: Is It Time To Move On?

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Trigger warning – this post mentions baby loss and miscarriages. Baby Loss: Is It Time To Move On? A New Diagnosis This month marks the anniversary of one of my miscarriages. One of our lost babies was also due in November. And last week I was finally diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder from the miscarriages. All this means that our experience of baby loss is very much on my mind. It wasn’t a surprise to be given a diagnosis of Post Traumatic…

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Medical Management Of A Missed Miscarriage

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TRIGGER WARNING: Baby loss. The post “Medical Management Of A Missed Miscarriage” contains details of miscarriage and baby loss.   This week is Baby Loss Awareness Week 2018. Our first miscarriage was over four years ago, yet I can remember it as if it were yesterday. Baby loss stays with you. And though time passes the memories still haunt you and the heartbreak remains. But the loss of a baby isn’t just an emotional experience. It’s also a very physical and…

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I’m Jealous Of Bridget Jones

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Warning: The post “I’m jealous of Bridget Jones” contains spoilers and is about baby loss. It is 23:00 on Saturday evening and I’m sitting here wiping the tears from my face. Because I’ve just finished watching Bridget Jones’ Baby and now I’m filled with a mixture of emotions. If you haven’t seen it. Then do. It’s a bloody brilliant film. And hopefully, it won’t make you cry like I have. Yet, I was watching the film and I couldn’t help…

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My Depression And Anxiety Relapse

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Trigger Warning: If you suffer from depression or anxiety then you may find this post, about my current depression and anxiety relapse, triggering. “I am not a stranger to the dark Hide away, they say ‘Cause we don’t want your broken parts I’ve learned to be ashamed of all my scars Run away, they say No one’ll love you as you are But I won’t let them break me down to dust I know that there’s a place for us…

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Symptoms And Diagnosis Of A Missed Miscarriage

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TRIGGER WARNING: Baby loss. This post details the symptoms and diagnosis of a missed miscarriage.  I had my first miscarriage six years ago, back in June 2012.  After being diagnosed with a missed miscarriage when I was 11 weeks pregnant. It shocked us and left us heartbroken. But thankfully, less than a year later we were blessed when Little Miss H arrived on the scene. After six years, I’ve finally decided that I want to share the story of our first…

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The Grief Of Baby Loss

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Our first baby was due on 14th January 2013. Although, I struggle to remember the due dates for the other babies I’ll always remember the day that our first baby was due to enter our lives. Sadly, that little boy or girl was never meant to be ours to hold. At 11 weeks pregnant, we discovered that the baby was dead. Their heartbeat had stopped when I was 6 weeks pregnant. When the midwife told me that the baby didn’t…

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