Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Charlie, Me and PND
Maternity Choices Australia Magazine recently arrived in my mailbox, along with the feature article I wrote for them. They are a small magazine in Australia that provide tons of information on birth, birth options, and after childbirth information. Each issue also provides readers with first hand account birth stories. When asked to write for them I chose to write about my struggle with Post Natal Depression rather than my birth story. I think sharing my story and writing it all down was part of the healing process for me. My main reason for sharing my story, being so vulnerable and open, was to help other women who may be struggling with PND now. I tend to call my own experience Post Natal Anxiety instead of Post Natal Depression, because for me the anxiety is what really took over.
I don't have the option of sharing the magazine with my readers, friends and family so I've taken to podcasting to share it. I have read out the full article in the link below, and it's really easy to listen to on your iPhone, or in the car. Please share this with soon-to-be mums, and new mums. I wish I had heard a story like this when I was in my dark spot.
Listen here: Charlie, Me and PND