MY PTSD STORY – PTSD AFTER NICU & HAVING A POORLY BABY – #MATERNALMENTALHEALTH

Charlotte Louise Taylor

So, this is a video that I have really taken my time with. PTSD after NICU is not an uncommon thing – in fact, it is widely reported that parents who’ve spent time with their babies in neonatal care are a greater risk of developing anxiety or post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Some studies even suggest that it affect as many as 70% mothers following NICU. And, if you’ve experienced NICU for yourself, it’s probably understandable as to why.

I have made this video because I want to let other parents know that it’s normal to feel this way. That they aren’t alone. I’m doing well – I have a great support network around me. Including all of you. And I am going to do my best to defeat my demons.

I touch on my story here, and despite it being a long video, I didn’t manage to say everything, so if you do want to find out more, these videos might be helpful.

DAISY’S BIRTH STORY: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHbBXo3C4d4&list=PLoUu0DSv1cu5nHGjk-jXQ1JbpA2J67dcj
EXPLAINING WHAT HAPPENED: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UDV7adbhKVA&index=7&list=PLoUu0DSv1cu5nHGjk-jXQ1JbpA2J67dcj
DAISY’S FIRST FEW WEEKS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikZOUsnpSTc&index=6&list=PLoUu0DSv1cu5nHGjk-jXQ1JbpA2J67dcj
DAISY CAME HOME: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5w8khDxn_Y&index=5&list=PLoUu0DSv1cu5nHGjk-jXQ1JbpA2J67dcj
MEMORIES FROM DAISY’S CLEFT REPAIR (trigger warning): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_z17v9d8MZ8&list=PLoUu0DSv1cu5Y5a0bGVR9tbvZQV_H4riI&index=6

All I want to say is, if you are struggling, as I have done, please don’t be afraid to ask for help. You are so important. And you deserve that chance to feel better. Good luck! xx

LINKS MY DOCTOR RECOMMENDED:

https://www.getselfhelp.co.uk/
https://www.headspace.com/

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WHO AM I?

I’m Charlotte.

I’m 28, love carbs, rubbish 90’s music, Prosecco and baths without finding a bath toy stuck under my bum.

I have a little boy called Bill (born June 2012) and a little girl called Daisy (born April 2016).

I am, very recently, a full-time vlogger and blogger (the stuff dreams are made of), but I am also a trained journalist, former magazine editor, and content lead.

I’m also part of Channel Mum – which is really worth checking out if you’re a mama like me and want to find videos to make you laugh, cry, nod, or get advice. https://www.youtube.com/user/channelmum

I was a single mum, just me and Bill. But then I had a bit of a fairytale moment when I met Mark (he’s a bit lovely) and things are better than I could have hoped for now. Daisy was born with Stickler Syndrome, and a cleft palate like me. Her start has been rocky but she’ll be fine. She’s got a family who adore her after all.

I know that all mums are different in their own way, but I hope you enjoy seeing snippets of my life, all the same.

Music sometimes from:
http://www.bensound.com
http://www.epidemicsound.com

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