Who is this Baby Maby Mama?

I’m Laura: 31 year old mum (still feels weird to call myself that) to one scrumptious little 6 month old Mabel Lavender. I live in Brighton and can see the sea from my window. Being from Derbyshire originally, I still feel like I live on holiday even though I have been here for 4 years.

I have wanted to be a mum for as long as I can remember, so being hit with postnatal depression when Mabel was just 2 months old was pretty devastating (although not completely surprising with hindsight.) The self doubt and severe anxiety PND brings can be absolutely crippling, and not only do you have to try and drag yourself through the day, you have a completely dependent little bundle of pinkness relying on you too.

I’m hoping that by writing this blog I can spread a little bit of awareness and give a little bit of reassurance to other women who are going through something similar. I am by no means an expert but want to share things that helped and still help me to feel a bit better on the really dark days.

Having just read this page to my partner, he pointed out, “You don’t want it to be a ‘depressed-fest’ though…” (Thanks darling. Also, literally never heard that phrase before in my life.) So yes, not content with posting Mabel’s funny-isms all over Facebook and Instagram, I’ll talk about those and various other bits here too.

I’d love to hear what you think!