Dealing with Traumatic Birth & Beyond

An interview with Grace, our Brand Ambassador. Grace is mum of two, with a twelve month gap!
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What’s been your biggest parenting challenge so far?

Grace: Having a difficult pregnancy and birth with my second. I had to be put to sleep to have him and cut from the belly button down as well as across internally. The recovery and the PTSD from the birth, being away from my eldest who wasn't even one at the time. Going to therapy and eventually antidepressants, I made it through all that and I finally feel OK.

 

What’s been your biggest parenting success so far?

Grace: Keeping two toddlers alive and well. They are my pride and joy, I'm so proud of myself for how amazing they are, I did good 🥰

What’s your #1 parenting product and why?

Grace: One of the best things I bought was a baby carrier (Connecta), when my son (second child) was born it was his happy place on me and I could still parent my daughter who was only 1 at the time.

 

Do you have a go-to parenting book / resource?

Grace: I don't but knowing what I know now I would say ALWAYS go with your gut when It comes to your babies. Trust your instinct, it's normally right.

 

Do you have any toilet training tips?

Grace: Watch and listen to your child, see their ques. The main thing I would say is accept the accidents. It's their way of learning how to do it right. Also children develop at different ages, my daughter was toilet trained at 22 months. My son is 29 months and definitely not ready yet, and that's OK.

 

When did you start sharing your journey on social media, and why?

Grace: I started my social media journey when I got pregnant with my son (second child). I had a really complicated pregnancy where I spent a lot of time in hospital with a rare condition called Placenta Acretta. I didn't really share my personal journey on that at the time but I have definitely used it since to support others who are going through something similar.

 

Grace's Review of PeapodMats

"It's been amazing and made bed time training so much easier. It's going to come in handy for many different reasons like when the kids get sick or when we co-sleep sometimes."

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