Posts Tagged ‘HELLP syndrome’

Active Every Day Challenge

To celebrate Hugo’s fourth birthday; my little boy’s life; and to commemorate surviving the past four years I am doing a daily activity challenge. Hugo’s birthday (20 February) is also the fourth anniversary of the day I nearly died but didn’t.  I nearly died of multiple organ failure caused by HELLP syndrome, the rare pregnancy complication […] Read more…

#MindNBody – A Holistic Approach to Perinatal Mental Health

Last week I was proud to help launch the new #MatExp campaign: #MindNBody. I was proud to stand at the London Perinatal Mental Health Conference at the Royal College of Psychiatrists with dear friends, fellow empty-armed mother Catherine MacLennan and consultant obstetrician Florence Wilcock to talk about why this project is so important. The campaign […] Read more…

Looking Back at 2017: How Was it for Me?

With just a few days left of 2017 it’s a good time to reflect on the year…how has it gone, and what I have achieved? My word for 2017 was ‘Illuminate’ – I chose it because it is full of life, light, hope. It is also about enlightenment: knowledge, learning, connections, and empowerment. You can […] Read more…

Crossing the Monkey Bars

Getting over a painful experience is much like crossing the monkey bars. You have to let go at some point in order to move forward. C.S. Lewis When I first read this quote after Hugo’s death I imagined that letting go of the monkey bars would entail violent means. The bar I was clinging on to, […] Read more…

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