My story...

Real stories from women who have experienced maternal mental health problems. 

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Sarah shares her experiences of postnatal depression and being admitted to a Mother and Baby Unit.



Laura describes how she struggled with anxiety, low mood and anger after the birth of her child, and how being honest helped her recovery.

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Kylie talks about her experiences of specialist perinatal mental health services, a mother and baby unit and peer support.

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Emma tells us what it was like the first time she came to a support group at Happy Mums.

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Bekki tells us how severe anxiety left her struggling to cope after the birth of her second child.

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Rachel shares her story of how family pressure, anxiety and a traumatic birth left her struggling to cope as a new mum during Covid.



Emily describes how she struggled to get the support she needed after asking her GP for help.