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    So I have my first meeting with my psychiatrist this morning at 11:20 am today, as well as I have therapy for the first time in over a week since I missed my last session by accident last week du to being at my first obgyn apointment since I am NOW almost 14 weeks pregnant. Both of them thought I was going to move forward with all this in a different direction as in not have the pregnancy and I thought that the decision I wanted as well. But I ended up changing my mind about it.
    At the last minute, I don’t know what to expect from their reactions but I am positive I will get support regardless.
    A lot has happened since I talked to both last and it will be taxing on my heart and mind .
    I have not been doing well when it comes to my mental health life I have been struggling wayyy to much.
    With way too much anger ! I am actually signing up for a anger management class to help with it in town . I also know for now I want to discuss with my current psychiatrist hopefully getting back on a antidepressant that would be safe for me and my un born babies I know most all my providers do not like the idea of me being on psych medications while preggers but I need them! #Pregnancy #BipolarDisorder #MentalHealth

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    Just so tired of migranes

    So I was sufferer of migrane headaches choriclly for quite a few years. But as of recently have also become pregnant with twins I am 13 weeks and two days as of right now . Lol and I want to get the point I am actually enjoying pregnancy but with my already longgg list of physical health issues it’s not an easy thing to do and truth me told I am struggling so much so that I am taking into consideration talking to a disability lawyer. Cause my laundry list of physical and mental health issues simply gets worse and worse . And I can still get up and do things but not nearly as much as I was before . And I would struggle a lot at trying to maintain a “normal” job anymore.
    Ugh I woke up this morning with my friend I spent the night cuddling lol with a mirgane that felt as if it was splitting my skull open I finally got over deal with this and now I have one again. I went to my nurologist to address this issue and they told me I could not be on medication for migrane help due to being pregnant! Yet I have read several articles stating it seems like you get more migranes when you are preggers anyway lol yay!
    It never ends lol!
    Ugh I am also on day three of quitting smoking and vaping and I almost grantee that the headaches are increasing some due to withdrawal symptoms as well.
    Lol and I also have had a bad track record of getting tension headaches , and sinus headaches as well wondering if I could be Getting tons of stress headaches also
    This would not bother me sooo much if it wernt for how painful it is! How I can go anywhere bar light of any kind , or being around sound PERIOD!
    I mean I might as well just curl up in a fetal position in a deep dark light less sound less cave some where when I get migranes lol #migranes #Pregnancy #fml

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    Hi everyone!

    I just dicovered #TheMighty . Im founder of and which is a website about #Parenting #Pregnancy and #Breastfeeding , and im here for any #Parent got this question about these categories.



    Pregnancy and Cannabis

    Hi all, I've just found out I'm pregnant, which is a mixed blessing. My husband and I sort of gave up trying after finding out I have a unicornate uterus (one tube) plus all the difficulties I'm already having being in constant pain (currently on disability leave).

    But, surprise surprise, as they say it's when you stop trying that it happens.

    My biggest concern is that I currently use cannabis daily to help me tolerate the pain. It's been working so well to help me manage my mood by keeping me out of despair.

    I have switched to using my vape for now until I talk to my doc and find a better alternative. I'm currently more concerned about increasing stress and falling back into the pit of despair than the effects of weed at this stage.

    I'm curious if anyone else has had to navigate pregnancy who uses cannabis for pain?

    #Pregnancy #Cannabis


    How do people with bipolar disorder navigate pregnancy?

    I have bipolar 1. I want to marry and have children, but I'm scared of
    1. Whether my psychiatrist will agree to change or take me off my meds while trying/pregnant. I'm on lithium and ziprasidone (geodon). Both cause harm to the fetus. My psychiatrist never agrees with me whenever I point out the side effects of my medications. She always says my symptoms must be due to something else. I think she may have the same response when I tell her I want to go off my meds to have a kid.
    2. Postpartum psychosis
    3. How to avoid sleep loss while taking care of a baby. For me, sleep loss inevitably leads to a manic episode
    I'm still figuring out if having bipolar disorder is a good enough reason to not have kids even if you really want them. If it's really bad then I'd have to change my priorities and marry someone who doesn't want kids either or already has kids and doesn't want any more.
    Is there anyone out there who's had a bipolar diagnosis before having kids and it turned out alright? I'd really like to know.
    If someone is child free by choice because of bipolar I would also like to know about it.
    Thank you. #Pregnancy #baby #Child #Parenting

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    Guys I’m in labour 😱
    So I literally sneezed and my waters broke (it was like the movies with a massive gush and 5 hours later my waters are still coming out bit by bit which I’ve been told will happen until I have had the baby)
    So far the contractions aren’t too bad. I’m not sure whether my pain tolerance is either better than I thought or whether I’m still super early on. The backache is quite bad though. Hopefully he will be here sometime tonight 🎉🎉 #Pregnancy #Depression #Anxiety


    Stuck inside

    I have about a month left until my baby is due to be born but I’m literally gonna be stuck inside because I’m finding public transport too much. Anyone have any ideas on what I can do to keep myself entertained? #Pregnancy #bored #Anxiety #Depression



    Nothing beats getting home and putting on a pair of joggers and a comfy top after being all dressed up for the day. Might take a nap too 🙊 #Depression #Anxiety #Pregnancy #home

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    Down Dog & Pass it On: Parental Benefits to Baby & Me Yoga

    During your baby's first years, they will grow trillions of brain-cell connections, called neural synapses. Brain development can continue until age 25, but babies have the most development up to age 9.

    The importance of synapses can not be understated & is a ‘use it or lose it’ function. In fact, toddlers have more synapses than an adult! These synapses grow as early as the first couple weeks in utero.

    How babies develop has many layers, but studies show interactive activities are a core component. Parents have many activities to pick from: social, artistic, and a popular choice is Baby + Me Yoga classes. Enhancing a baby’s brain power can be found in many components of a baby-specific class and into toddler or, ‘Tot and me’, classes that are offered.

    The most important element of Baby + Me is the parent. Not only are the skills below crucial to childhood development, stress management skills for adults are included as part of a specialized Baby + Me class, and taught from a therapeutic lense. Long-term emotional skills are learned from daily interactions with the parent. Coming to a class is a learning experience for both adult and baby, enabling a parent with tools to use for years to come.

    Tailored yoga for your baby or toddler includes the following key ingredients to a healthy baby prime for physical, emotional, and mental development long term. If yoga isn’t for your family, you’ll want to look for these these categories.

    Classes that include:

    - Emotional resiliency / naming emotions enables less stress growing into the teen years.
    - Interactive play shows a child how they can interact with the world, developing social skills.
    - Baby massage not only reduces stress and improves sleep, it increases brain size compared to babies who aren’t touched as much.
    - Use of funny talk, faces and gestures helps children talk & absorb language. Baby + Me classes add these elements along with nursery rhymes allowing for repetition of information, language, & connection with others.
    - Responding to crying seems simple but a parent holding and cuddling, and your day-to-day engagement with your baby, signal emotional security to the brain. You’ll learn tactics to use in and out of the class.
    - Being attentive and focused on your child for a period of time each day (throughout the day) builds long-term trust for your baby. Participating in a Baby + Me class allows for that uninterrupted time & short exercises you can do at home.
    - Express joy and interest in your baby. Let your body language, your shining eyes, your attentiveness to babbling and baby activities, and your gentle caresses and smiles, validate the deeply lovable nature of your little one.

    To learn more about specialized Baby + Me Yoga, or how the parent can improve their own stress & emotional skills for the child’s long term success, you can go to wellandzenyoga . com.

    #neuroscience #postpartum #PostpartumAnxiety #mom #MightyMoms #Pregnancy #Stress


    A mother again #PostpartumDepression

    Just something I thought earlier today and wanted to share here.

    Becoming a PT working new mom from being a single FT working mom for 9 years is a really big difference. Less stress and less hours of work but with a 9 month old baby girl now. When COVID hit in 2020 I met my bf on a dating app who now is my husband. I wasn’t expecting anything serious usually because I end up meeting the wrong men but this time was different. I decided to accept the date and from our first day I never left his house. I told him about my depression even though it might push him away but he decided to stay with me and learn from it in order to help me. We got engaged soon after and married. Planned our first child together until the pregnancy was not as easy as I thought it would be. It became high risk and my job was demanding me to work in the same fast speed but I couldn’t. I got on disability until the baby was born and went on maternity leave soon after. I was so depressed throughout my whole pregnancy and scared of what might happen to her more than myself. She finally came at 28 weeks and in the nicu for 2 months. I decided to start working part time and just watch after her when I got off work.

    It was so hard at first and some days I just felt down and depressed that I used to just ignore everyone even started not to answer my husbands phone calls and always argued about every little thing. I was having really bad headaches and whenever my daughter cried it will get worse. I went back to therapy and my pills but after 2 months I started to gain weight so my Doctor wanted me to stop it for a bit and just continue with therapy. Honestly it quit everything and I started to workout because I got very tired easily and I felt it was my weights fault.

    I started to feel more energetic and then work on my Mental health looking for ways to help myself without these medications and therapy. Mostly my whole day is focused on my daughter and when she’s asleep I write on a journal or think of topics for a blog. I clean, I cook, I sing and play with her, I give her a bath and do her hair, do laundry and sometimes look at TV shows when I have alone time. I try to workout but she takes 5–15 minute naps during the day so it’s impossible to do that.

    It’s so hard at 35 years old to become a mom again because it’s not the same as when at my 20s. I’m more tired, exhausted, mentally drained, too many headaches, overeating with the stress and not having time to take a shower. Becoming a mother once more is very hard on some but very loving because it will take your mind of your thoughts and focused on someone else’s. So now I’m ending thi story because I can keep going for hours.

    Good luck to all the new mommies duringthis COVID times. And those suffering with depression, I just want to say to you that “you got this and never give up.” Someone is always watching you and there’s people willing to help. If you need support just reach out. #MentalHealth #Pregnancy #Depression