anxiety

2015: Year of the anti-Superwoman

2015: Year of the anti-Superwoman {2}

Thank God 2014 is over.  Seriously, I was counting down the days until I could usher in 2015. My friends can’t understand why I feel like this.  Looking at achievements – those things that are most measurable – it was a great year.  I got a fantastic job that is going well, I published a(…)

The tragic case of Charlotte Bevan

The tragic case of Charlotte Bevan {0}

TRIGGER WARNING:  This post deals with depression and suicide Just watching the video gives me chills.  A new mother, post-birth tummy roundness still visible, walks out of hospital in her slippers, clutching her newborn and no-one stops her.  She heads to a bridge in Bristol and jumps.  Two days later their two bodies are found(…)

WATCH: What a psychiatrist says about bottle feeding guilt

WATCH: What a psychiatrist says about bottle feeding guilt {0}

When most women start bottle feeding, the overwhelming emotion they feel is guilt.  Guilt that you’ve ‘failed’ at something ‘natural’.  Guilt because you feel, because you’ve been told so many times, that you’re not giving your baby ‘the best’ (the breast).  Guilt because perhaps you’re relieved that the pain of breastfeeding is finished, but that(…)