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Maternal Mental Health Week: 5 tips to keep you YOU after having a baby

So I saw this week is maternal mental health week, it's all over Twitter and the gram with the hashtag #MaternalMHweek or #MaternalMentalHealthWeek (check it out). It surprised me to see so many women openly speaking about their experience of post natal depression or just general low mood following the birth of their baby. It's …

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What is a Discharge Planning Meeting and how did Jaxons go?

A 'discharge planning meeting', commonly abbreviated to a DPM, is a gathering of as many professionals involved in a patients care to discuss a safe transition from hospital to home. Today we had Jaxons second DPM. We were back in hospital just two days after the last one, until now. Who attended: •Lead Paediatric Neurodisability …

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Meet the geneticist: Are my future babies at risk and more than I bargained for..

Ok, so I'm not actually going to post a pic of his geneticist, or give any names but this blog will give you a little background on Jaxons geneticist, what he does, and our most recent appointment with him which was this morning (Tuesday 1st May 2018). I originally met the genetics doctor in November …

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The never-ending rollercoaster

This blog is an open diary of the 10 days following Jaxons big op. It covers recovery, another complaint, operation results, occupational therapist and equipment plus my own worries about PND and going home.

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Post OP thoughts: What the hell happened?

Its 10pm the night of the op and I'm desperately trying to relieve the tension in my head by writing out the days events. It may not relieve my head ache but it will at least document my fresh thoughts. Jaxon went for the surgery around 10am, the anaesthetist said with all four procedures and …

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Pre-Op thoughts 💭

I've been anticipating this operation for a long time. I've wanted it for Jaxon. I've pushed for it based on the intent to improve his quality of life. It's horrible to see your baby retching, heaving, vomiting their entire feeds and then falling asleep from exhaustion and being weak due to the lack of nutrients. …

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Two months in hospital: the low down on the upcoming operation and my babys big heart.

Getting on the blogs this week aren't I! It seems to be a recurring theme that I lay low on the blogs whilst it's all crazy and then as the crazy gets extreme I blunt out the past few months before anything else can happen. It just my life at the moment! As I ended …

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