Supporting www.panda.org.au for PND awareness week & sharing my black and white photo with you all….
My little twinnies are 12 hrs old in this picture & I find it so hard to look at the photos as it was such a stressful time in my life. We got so blessed but it just reminds me what a crazy, blurry, daunting time we went through, BUT WE SURVIVED!!
Lucky for me I didn’t suffer PND and I know it was due to incredible friends who just stepped up and became my pillars. Friends I would never have even thought would be there. The support I had from them and my mum will never be forgotten.
I witnessed many mums around me with PND. Some suffered in silence and some hands I held as a friend. PND is not just an after birth condition. Please make sure your keeping an eye on those friends with kiddies. If you are reading this and you are suffering please or just feeling blue please talk to a friend, talk to your Gp, relative, partner any one who will lend an ear.
Try and not be afraid to ask for help. Make sure you look after yourself. Enjoy simple things in life to start like long showers, a coffee in the sun, look up at the sky.
Ladies- meals, coffees, lipglosses, friendship, a helping hand and ear to listen or a act of kindness will go a long way for a struggling mum.
I remember one day my three kids had gastro and I opened the door after a knock to a box of baby wipes, a coffee, a muffin and an anti bacterial spray sitting at the door with my friend speeding away in her car with fear of catching a bug. My friend just knew I needed help. She knew getting out of the house was not happening that day. In her own way she was saving my sanity that day. Things like this I will never forget.
We are not alone. You are not alone. YOU are good enough! YOU can do this.
Support www.panda.org.au and repost your black & white photo on social media with #bePNDaware
P.s it’s not often I write such a personal post and all my advice and experience is my own. This is a cause I personally support. We are not paid or endorsed to promote this it’s Simply my words from the heart from one mum to another. X