Depression, anxiety, and PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) are the three most common mental health conditions experienced in the ‘perinatal period’ (during pregnancy and after birth), with around 10-20% of people who give birth experiencing one of these conditions.Continue reading “Twin Pregnancy and Mental Health”
TAPS causes so much frustration. This blog is about living with this fact.
I’ve talked about our story so many times, and I’m pretty sure most of you can recite it by heart. Born at 31 weeks with Twin Anemia Polycythemia Sequence (TAPS) in 2013, one of the best ways to raise awareness is to talk about our story on repeat. It’s guaranteed you’ll either get annoyed by me or want to join my campaign ;).Continue reading “TAPS And Frustration: It’s A Real Struggle”
One of the things about TAPS that is always thrown around is how rare it is. (It’s one of the tired myths as well – why should we screen for it because it’s so rare? ) . There’s so little common understanding about it, and even in the medical field we’re met with the argument “Oh, you had TTTS?”Continue reading “Rare Isn’t Always Special”