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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…

AmMia Crochet – Creating Beauty From Adversity

AmMia creates the most beautiful handmade crochet items from baby blankets to newborn photography props to bookmarks, keyrings and more. But what stands out about this company is how it all began. From a difficult start to parenthood, to creating…

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…

Are you a ‘Birth Brat’ Like The Duchess of Sussex?

The Duchess of Sussex has been called a ‘birth brat’ for choosing her own medical team and place of birth. Are you a birth brat?

Letter To My Pre-Parent Self

Excerpt from Pangs: Surviving Motherhood & Mental Illness by Michelle Bradley Dear pre-parent me, You are probably reading this in bed. If it’s a weekend, it’s likely that you will stay there until 1 pm then roll off the mattress,…

How Writing Helped Me Overcome Postnatal Anxiety

When I first became pregnant, I had images in my head of dressing my sweet baby it cute little outfits, spending my days cuddling, reveling in motherhood…you know, as TV promised me it would be. Little did I know then…


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