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Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day — Dana's Story

15 Oct, 2021

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day — Dana's Story

At Not A Pony, we strive to break down the barriers that stop us talking about issues like miscarriage and infant loss. We are not brought up with a vocabulary for difficult topics such as these, as so we often choose to stay silent.

On Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day 2021, one of our founders Dana, recalls her miscarriage in 2020. We hope reading her story helps you feel a little less alone if you too have suffered a miscarriage in silence.
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Endometriosis Awareness Month – Maddy's story

20 Mar, 2021

Endometriosis Awareness Month – Maddy's story

A big brava to our friend Maddy for sharing her Endo story with us for March Into Awareness Month. We have learnt so much about Endo this month – we hope you have too and that it helps us all approach friends living with Endo with more empathy and understanding.
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PANDA week - Mia's story

12 Nov, 2020

PANDA week - Mia's story

I actually don’t think I realised I had PND with my first baby, until I’d had my second as strange as that sounds. I felt so different after my second, so much happier, that I realised what I had to put down normal new parenthood – regular crying, mood swings, negative thought processes and social anxiety – was actually postnatal depression.
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PANDA week – Corinn's story

11 Nov, 2020

PANDA week – Corinn's story

It took me six months to admit to myself that what I was experiencing was PND. But from the very start I felt completely hopeless, and wracked with guilt about everything. 
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PANDA week – Ora's story

10 Nov, 2020

PANDA week – Ora's story

To me, having PND meant that you were having extreme thoughts and experiences, potentially you weren’t bonding with your baby, potentially you had harmful thoughts. And I didn’t have any of those things so how could I be experiencing PND?
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PANDA week  – Cara's story

09 Nov, 2020

PANDA week – Cara's story

The depression started for me, almost before I was even pregnant. We had to go through IVF to conceive and that was a hugely challenging time. I started seeing a psychiatrist early on in my pregnancy because I already felt like things were not right.
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PANDA week – Dana's story

08 Nov, 2020

PANDA week – Dana's story

I’m a coper. Anyone who knows me will tell you I’m a coper. It takes a lot for me to fall apart. No matter the setback or the ever-growing list of obstacles to overcome, I can generally be relied upon to keep my shit together and just get through it. 
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PANDA week – Sarah's story

08 Nov, 2020

PANDA week – Sarah's story

Despite knowing quite a few mums who had experienced post natal depression, I was somehow convinced it wouldn’t happen to me. For the first 6 weeks of my baby being earthside I really felt that though I was exhausted and out of my depth, I was going to be okay.
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