Episode 10: Laura’s Story

Laura is the thirty-one year old mum to one scrumptious little six month old Mabel Lavender.  I mean, seriously, look at this gorgeous baby. Don’t you just want to give her all the kisses?

Breakfast time! #peanutbutter #peanutbutterontoast #babyledweaning #raspberries #messybaby #mabel #baby #love #instababy #babiesofinstagram

Laura lives in Brighton, England. She has wanted to be a mum for as long as she can remember, so being hit with postnatal depression when her little bundle of pink joy was just two months old was pretty devastating.

Mabel thought my friend's dog Oran was the funniest thing ever! So cute to see the love between these two! #dogbestfriend #dog #oran #baby #babymabel #babiesofinstagram #momsofinstagram #dogsofinstagram #bestfriend #instababy #momblog #momblogger #momswithcameras ##mumlife #mumblog #mumblogger #lovelybaby #thelittlemoments

Laura is writing a blog in the hopes that she can give a little bit of reassurance to other women who are going through something similar and share things that help her to feel a bit better on the really dark days.
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Laura’s partner Matt, Laura and Baby Mabel Lavender

I love everything Laura shares, but this post should be required reading for anyone with postpartum depression. In it, Laura offers some practical, realistic tips for moms struggling with maternal mental illness.

Laura also has a lovely and uplifting Instagram feed.

loved talking to Laura. Should I have her back for another interview in six months to see how she’s doing? Absolutely! (I hope she says “yes!”)