Mental Health and Pregnancy

First of all, apologies for being away and disappearing off the face of the earth! I’ve currently moved back down South and I’m expecting a baby bean!Post-Partum

So since I found out in June, I had wanted to write this blog – but obviously I had to wait until the 3 month mark just to be on the safe side!  I did have a scare when I had some spotting so I didn’t even know if my little bean was alive or dead inside me!

So to the blog – people ask me ”why aren’t you excited?” ”you’re not very mumsie” this, for the simple reason I’m pregnant and I have mental health issues – of course this doesn’t make me any less of a person than a human being who doesn’t have mental illness, but you sit and read up on all the horror stories and make scenarios up in your head what is going to happen.

I can’t be excited for the simple reason – I don’t want someone to take my baby away from me, so if I’m not excited or try not to think about it, then I don’t have to worry? I don’t have to show emotion?

Also since my Ex seems to have it in for me – what’s stopping him from making up scenarios? Lying and manipulating others, again? There will be more about him in my next blog I’m currently drafting.

My mental health has been severe but I think I have it under control now – I’ve not done anything since Feb/Mar and I’ve been able to look after myself – so, I’ve shown myself and others that it IS possible to recover – but will other people look at it like that? Will they see I’ve tried to better myself to look after my unborn child?

Having mental health during pregnancy can make you tipple over – it can make you more sensitive – especially with all of those hormones running riot! You can and will get support for it – and everyone is always there to help YOU and your baby.

I’ve realised that I can’t think like I am, for the simple reason if I do I’m not going to be able to bond with my child. I’ve already got a lot of support in place and I can’t thank people enough! I also looked at Tommy’s and spoke to someone about how I was feeling, what was going on and what I can do – and they are very helpful.

Just because you have mental illnesses it doesn’t mean you can’t be a good mum – you can. You can be the best mum.

 
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