I'm Fine (and Other Lies)
I slept through my first labour. Eventuallya midwife woke me. 'It's time to push,' she said, pointing to the machine thatwas monitoring my baby. It showed contraction after contraction, spiking anddeclining with mountainous patterns like the heart rate machines on medicalshows. Beside the machine was my husband, Steve's, face, watching me closely,complete with massive eye bags from worry and exhaustion; it appeared thatwhile I'd been sleeping he'd been on high alert. Taking one for the team, youcould say, which was only fair because apparently -- I was about to push an entirehuman through my hoo-ha.
With her career down the toilet,a husband who was never home, a baby screaming non-stop and her cries for helpfalling on deaf ears, Megan Blandford spent years saying, 'I'm fine'.
Spoiler alert (not really): shewasn't fine.
Megan sank into postnataldepression and anxiety, with a highly negative inner voice leading the chargein the battle for better mental health. Until Megan faced a life-changingquestion: What if the enemyinside isn't the enemy after all?
I'm Fine (and other lies) is a touching true story of motherhood: thechallenges it presents, and the hope that can be found within it.
Publication Date: 01-Apr-2019
Publisher: Wild Dingo Press