It cannot be a crutch, and may never be used as justification for the choices they make.
The story of how I survived postpartum depression and learnt to love my child.
It all started one sunny afternoon. We were out for lunch, enjoying the carefree life of two young people madly in love. We had it good. As we laughed together and planned our future as a newly married couple. The moment struck, and we both said, “Let’s have a baby!”
I believe that there is not a lot of preparation one can go through to completely be ready for parenting. This is true for first-time parents. I got the shock of my life when I kept getting confronted by one thing after another with my daughter.
My plan to have a well planned and timed c-section with a carefully curated playlist and all and my plan to have my tiny bundle of joy in a bassinet next to my hospital bed on her first night on earth were both disseminated.
The only thing you can plan for when it comes to children and parenthood is that nothing will go according to plan.

Pregnancy Tips Meghan Markle & Prince Harry won’t need as new parents

With the world’s focus on Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s first child, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor it can seem like it is the only baby which was born this week. Of course, nothing could be further from the truth.

Pregnancy The ugly truth of being a mom

In 2016, I became a mom to a prem baby with severe reflux and colic. I suffered from postpartum depression for the first six months of my daughter’s life but my story is not all bad.

Pregnancy Maternal separation anxiety

Parenthood presents us with a new reality that we have never been confronted with.We walk into a hospital as single individuals and we walk out with a plus one. We stay with the little ones for four to five months and one day we have to go back to work and this gives any parent some form of anxiety.

Pregnancy Vaginal delivery versus C-section delivery

The recommended rate for C-sections is 10-15%, in South Africa, 26% of children born, are born via C-section. Why is it so high and why does it matter?

Pregnancy 10 top tips to surviving the first week with a newborn

That first week coming home with your newborn baby brings so many emotions that it’s hard to figure out where to start. Here are a few tips to get you going…

Pregnancy What they don’t tell you about a Vaginal Delivery

I felt the aches and pains and went through it all, and today I sit with the very reason for those pains and she makes it all worth it.

Pregnancy Preterm labour is not a vibe

When you are pregnant for the first time, there are lots of new things happening to your body – things that often include pain or discomfort. So how is a girl to know which pain is serious and which is not?

Pregnancy I was told I would never have children

When you hear those earth shattering words. There is no explanation for the emotions that run through you. Dreams dashed.

Pregnancy I am totally attached to my child

Attachment parenting is quite a controversy in the parenting circles and as a parent, I can understand why. I’ve learned that parenting is about instinct and mostly winging it. There is no rule book, Only a million parenting opinions.

Pregnancy The motherLOAD #2

When it all just gets too much, how do we survive? When the world around us seems to be crashing in? We can’t breathe, feel or move… How do we crawl out of that dark hole?

Pregnancy Who cares how you gave birth?

I saw a post on Social Media about having a cesarean that really struck a nerve with me. And I’ve been thinking about how I can discuss the issue it dealt with in a way that honours all the varied opinions on it… but I guess there is no better way than to just be HONEST! (So here goes.)

Pregnancy The motherLOAD

Nobody ever said that being a mother would be easy… In fact, if we each think back to our baby showers. I’m almost positive that some mothers had a little twinkle in their eye. They knew what was coming.

Toddler Be patient with your baby’s milestones

We have late bloomers and daredevils, but the trick is never to compare.


 


 


 

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