1 Year Living with Anxiety & a Baby

“Slow down, slow down”, said the midwife in a calm but firm manner. “How?!”, I frantically screamed back in my head. And then, there she was. Our tiny little daughter came flying into the world, with one almighty splash, into the birthing pool.

Mr E and I are now very proud parents to a beautiful, sassy, loving, little one year old. It’s been the best and most challenging year of my life. Here are my reflections, one year into parenthood, on what it is like to live with mental health struggles and a baby. Not all of this has been easy to write but if it means just one other parent knows they are not alone in finding things difficult then it was worth it.

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4 Noise* Cancelling Foods (*read ‘Crying’)

OK, busted, this post is obviously a little tongue in cheek but I genuinely do believe that distraction is a good way of bringing down those cortisol levels induced by Miss EEE’s crying. It was while stress eating, mercilessly, through sleep training, that I stumbled on certain foods which are great for drowning out Miss EEE’s Pterodactyl like cries. Read on for my top 4!

OK, busted, this post is obviously a little tongue in cheek but I genuinely do believe that distraction is a good way of bringing down those cortisol levels induced by Miss EEE’s crying. For me the sound of my baby crying has been one thing sure to send my anxiety levels rocketing! If you’re anything like me, even if you know your pride and joy is perfectly safe and being comforted by your partner or another care giver, hearing them cry is simply unbearable and I don’t think I should apologise for that but it is important to find ways to manage this anxiety. Continue reading “4 Noise* Cancelling Foods (*read ‘Crying’)”

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