I am Kate: The Muddled Mum. This is my blog which documents how I have been making it through the muddle.
I eagerly awaited motherhood; I longed for it. So imagine my surprise when pregnancy left me ill and isolated, and early motherhood left me in a fog of depression. I fought hard to get well again but struggled with my change in identity. I wasn’t the mum I thought I would be, but I also wasn’t the person I used to be. So again I fought to find my happiness – to find the new me. Eventually I was finally feeling like I knew what I was doing, so we decided it was time to give our daughter a sibling. But I miscarried. Twice. After the challenges that had been thrown my way, this was the straw that broke the camels back. I found myself in a dark pit of depression and my chest was caged in anxiety. My blog was born in my time of need. My blog rescued me from a very dark place. It saw me through a mental health crisis. It helped me heal.
All of the opinions expressed on this blog are my own. Please do not take any of my advice to replace the advice of health care professionals. This is just an account of my experiences.
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