https://www.virginmediatelevision.ie/player/show/809/197493/0/Ireland-AM Last week I was asked to go on a morning TV show to talk about my experience of perinatal mental health. As is pretty much always the case after I do something like that, I have spent the days following the appearance cringing and regretting things I should have spent more/less/different time on. I … Continue reading Perinatal Mental Health
Today I am 38+1, entering the final days and hours and moments of this pregnancy, of any pregnancy. At the beginning of this I was a bit naive, believing perhaps that having had the experience of the most wonderful pregnancy outcome with Flynn, I could banish some of the terror and have a more normal … Continue reading The final Saturday night
Today is International Women’s Day. It is a day set aside to celebrate the impact of all women across the world, in the many fields in which we thrive and excel. It is a day to celebrate progress, and to highlight where more is needed. I consider myself very lucky to live in the time … Continue reading Is this Empowerment?
I’m glad I didn’t know, 6 years ago today, in the midst of indescribable pain, that 6 years on would still ache so much. I’m glad a part of me bought into the old tropes, that time would heal all wounds, that I would find the old me again, amidst the shattered remnants. On your … Continue reading 6 would be…
I grew up 15 minutes away from beautiful Carrickfinn Beach in Donegal. For me, it meant a glorious stretch of fine golden sand, sparkling clear water, and an approach through whispering grass. In time it has become home to Donegal Airport and voted by National Geographic as the second most scenic landing strip anywhere in … Continue reading Oileánn na Márbh
‘Well, it wouldn’t be the way I would do it’. Straight away my spine stiffened, my nostrils flared, my pulse raced. This offhand comment wasn’t innocuous, about something silly like which way to cook a chilli or do long division. This comment hit at one of the most personal things it is possible … Continue reading The Wrong Way to Grieve
I had written this post a couple of weeks ago in time for Infertility awareness week but on readback it was a whopper ramble (even by my rambly standards so this is my attempt at brevity and punchiness!) My experience of infertility has been well documented through these pages. While every passing cycle … Continue reading Infertility Awareness Week