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Terri Reid

Terri Reid

Name: Terri Reid
Age: 23
Year of the Fix: 2016
Location: Liverpool, Merseyside
Campaign: To shine a light on post natal depression

About a month after I had my second baby I developed post natal depression.

 

I got really down. I felt like I wasn't good enough to be a mum and like I wasn't capable of giving my children the attention and love that they needed - I felt worthless.

 

Everything that I read about post-natal depression seemed to be all about resenting the baby - I thought that was what it meant and I didn't feel like that.

 

I loved the baby to bits, all the bad feelings that I had were about myself as a mother, so I thought I couldn't have post natal depression. I think people need to know more about the different kinds of symptoms there are. 

 

I've created some baby bibs with Fixers because I want to shine a light on the condition so that other mums don't have to suffer alone.

 

Post-natal depression needs to be spoken about and I want the bibs to show that it's okay to ask for help and that once you do it's not as scary.  

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