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Karen - her voice, story and words

Updated: Feb 26, 2021

I wish l knew the signs earlier

I struggled with postnatal depression with my first baby boy and I wish I knew the signs earlier so I could have received the right help and enjoyed those early months of motherhood. I was only 21 years old with a tiny baby and no family support as I was living interstate.

My son's dad was in the army and his career took us to Darwin. After a couple of years living in the hot, humid Top End, and working as a flight attendant, we fell pregnant with our beautiful baby boy, Tyler. He was a sweet surprise, but it took some time to adjust to the news that I was going to have a baby. At that time, I was just 20 years old. I was petrified at what that meant my life might look like, but I soon started to get excited as I heard my baby's heartbeat and could start to see the cute little hands and feet in the scans.

Thank you Karen for allowing me to share your story.

Much ❤

Jo x

Photo: supplied by Karen

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