Heavy Menstrual Bleeding
Emily, 32 years old | Engaged | Professional
I didn’t realise my periods were unusual until I was chatting to a close friend about feeling tired. She was surprised how long my periods last and that I have to get up in the night to change my towel. I did notice that I felt the most tired and dizzy when I had my period though, so I did think that maybe my periods were affecting me.
Rachel, 27 years old | Married | 30 weeks pregnant | Works full time
When I found out I was pregnant, I was so excited. We went and bought all the books and I made sure I took my pregnancy supplement regularly.
Post-partum - Delivery
Sarah, 31 years old | First baby | Emergency caesarean section
I had a good pregnancy, no complications. I felt great and people would comment on my ‘pregnancy glow’. Although I felt tired at times, I was actually able to stay active right until the birth.
Post-partum - Feeding
Claudia, 33 years old | Second baby | Married
The second time is so much harder. My pregnancy was fine, but trying to keep up with a toddler and a growing tummy was exhausting.
Sarah, 26 years old | Single | Professional
Looking back, I guess I have suffered for a long time. When I was at school my friends would study all day, then do sports and then go out (once we were old enough) – and then do it all again the next day!
Maria, 47 years old | 2 children, 12 and 14 yrs | Works part time
When the kids are little you expect to be tired, but you run around anyway, chasing after them! As they grew I looked forward to going back to work and having time for myself.