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We Need To Talk About Louis Theroux

Louis Theroux’s new documentary ‘Mothers on the Edge‘ aired last night exploring the severe side of postnatal mental illness. He spoke to several mums, their families, and clinicians at a mother and baby unit in England. I sat down to…

Let’s Talk Home Birth

While the world waits with baited breath on the arrival of the new Royal baby, everyone and their mother has an opinion on whether or not the Duchess of Sussex is right to plan a home birth. While I could…

Focus On Recovery – A Message of Hope

Excerpt taken from Pangs: Surviving Motherhood and Mental Illness by Michelle Bradley. Recovery is possible. This is her message of hope. I began therapy with a psychologist and after a few months of exploring my issues, I can safely say…

No Mum Left Behind

Today is the third day of Maternal Mental Health Week in the UK and this is one of a series of posts discussing perinatal mental illness here at Blossom & Cave. Suicide is the biggest killer of women in the…

4 Ways To Support Someone With Mental Illness

Today is the first day of Maternal Mental Health Week in the UK and the beginning of a series of posts discussing perinatal mental illness here at Blossom & Cave. What is Maternal Mental Health Week? A week-long campaign dedicated…

A Day To Change The World

Today marks the beginning of Maternal Mental Health Week and I have just sat down after fifteen hours of being on my feet at one of the most inspirational days of my life to date. Maternal Mental Health Conference I…

What is Perinatal Mental Illness?

Today is the first day of Maternal Mental Health Week in the UK and the beginning of a series of posts discussing perinatal mental illness here at Blossom & Cave. What is Maternal Mental Health Week? A week-long campaign dedicated…

How To Birth Like A Royal

The Duchess of Sussex has been in the news again this week with her potential plans to have a home birth in Frogmore Cottage. I’ve gotten a bit fed up reading all the criticisms of the Duchess’s birth plans so…

Conversations With My Kids Ep. 1 – How Are Babies Made?

What happens when you ask your kids about babies and birth? Hilarity, that’s what! Alexis and Cooper talk about how babies grow, how they are born and even how they are fed. A wonderful insight into how little minds work…

How Therapy Made Me A Better Mum

I am in therapy. There, I said it. Once a week I drive to my psychologist’s office and spend an hour working through my issues, mainly with anxiety. Stigma There would have been a time when I might have been…

NCT: Putting Profit Before People

The NCT has been in the news quite a lot this week after their president resigned. Seána Talbot handed in her resignation stating a shift in the focus of the charity. For the past 60 years, the NCT has been…


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