My name is Delphi. When I found out I was expecting in 2003, it was a huge shock when my midwife, Zoe, told me she thought I had ante-natal depression; I was suffering with poor mental health in pregnancy. It was a shock, because I would have described myself as a cheerful and positive person, … More You are not alone.
A lot of work is being done to raise awareness of better mental health, but depression continues to carry a stigma with it. Which is why when the words depression and pregnancy are mentioned in the same sentence, people find it hard to understand. And yet the growing number of women reporting anxiety, depression and stress-like symptoms whilst … More The importance of breath
Many women worry that as well as their anxiety about the pregnancy itself, their mood may be having an adverse affect on their baby in the womb. My story of ante-natal depression may not be the worst on record, but it certainly wasn’t the mildest either. All I can say is that my son is one of … More Everything and Doughnuts
I married young at the age of 19, exactly a year after my father passed away. I kept my promise to my dad to marry, much to the nervousness of my mother who said it would never work. At the age of 20 I had a planned, and blissfully uneventful, pregnancy giving birth to … More Delphi’s Story