Covid-19 Life

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My Experience of ICP (Intrahepatic Cholestasis of Pregnancy aka Obstetric Cholestasis) and 5 Charities and Support Groups to Contact

You’d be forgiven if your first thought reading this was ‘what on earth is ICP, I’ve never heard of it.’ That was very much my reaction whilst sitting in the Maternity Assessment Unit (MAU) early on a July Sunday morning.

So just to clarify, Intrahepatic Cholestasis of Pregnancy aka Obstetric Cholestasis is a potentially serious but uncommon liver condition that affects 1 in 140 pregnant women. With ICP, the bile acids that usually flow from your liver don’t flow properly and start to build up in your body instead.

Here’s my story.

Coping with postnatal depression

Coping with Postnatal Depression during a pandemic and 5 charities that you can reach out to for support and Help.

You are not alone. So many new mums are out there coping with postnatal depression. Here we look at the symptoms, we have a chat with a new mum coming out of the other end of postnatal depression and also provide a list of charities to reach out to if you are struggling with your mental health after having your baby. The pandemic has made pregnancy and motherhood harder than normal and there is no shame in reaching out for help.

mother, kid, newborn

Simple preconceived parenting styles gone wrong. Have yours changed?

I had so many ideas of the type of parenting styles I wanted use when becoming a mum for the first time. I had aspirations of being that mum who would have patience, instantaneous ideas for fun games and activities and have time for one-to-one speech development, toilet training etc. There was also a list of things I swore I wouldn’t do too. I was going to be a firm, but fair mother. Oh how naïve I was.

people, girls, women

my mum blog needs your Honest Parenting Stories

Hi everyone, I hope you’re all ok and if you are still in lockdown, that it’s not going too badly and you’re taking this time to spend quality time for yourself, your family and each other. I have an idea for my mum blog… But I need your help ladies! If you have been reading …

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