Ep: 10 #realmumtalk Chrystal’s experience with Post Natal Depression

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Fellow Gold Coaster Chrystal Abernethy is a 32 year old mother of two to her beautiful girls Pearl and Gypsy. Otherwise known as Mumma C Essentials on Instagram, Chrystal gives other mums a real honest view of parenting and motherhood, mixed in together with two of her other loves – crystals and essential oils. In this #realmumtalk episode we dive deep into her experience with post natal depression. Please note that if you are experiencing PND right now, may I ask as a matter of self care for you, to SKIP this episode – as we do hear about suicidal thoughts and attempts. I have removed graphic details as the essence of the conversation still runs strong without them, and I thought it unnecessary for people to hear. Again I have done this in case this episode ends up in the ears of someone too fragile to hear it. What both Chrystal and I want more than anything is for this open conversation to serve as a reminder that you do not have to do things on your own and reaching out and asking for help is nothing to be ashamed of – it could in fact just save a life.

Please call Lifeline – 131 114 or Beyond Blue – 1300 224 636 if you are in need of immediate help.

Resources from this episode:

Books:

  • Happy Mama by Amy Taylor-Kabbaz
  • Buddhism for Mothers by Sarah Napthali

Meditation apps:

Crystals & Essential Oils:

  • Rose Quartz
  • Amethyst
  • Bergamot Essential Oil (The Oil of Self Acceptance)

Useful Links:

https://healthyfamilies.beyondblue.org.au/pregnancy-and-new-parents/maternal-mental-health-and-wellbeing/mental-health-checklist-for-mums

https://www.pregnancybirthbaby.org.au/postnatal-depression

Bears of Hope – 1300 11 HOPE | www.bearsofhope.org.au

PANDA 1300 726 306

Peach Tree www.peachtree.org.au

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