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Real talk with Lauren Derrett. Lauren shares her brutal honesty on being a real woman in a fake world (swears and lols included)

Episode 22 - Stories of domestic abuse

July 25th, 2019

**Trigger Warning** 

In this episode, I am joined by the beautiful and the brave Kate aka @tribe.of.savages

Kate, like myself, left a relationship of domestic abuse and openly shares her experience to help others. 

Our stories are slightly different in that mine ended with physical abuse after many years of emotional abuse, and Kate's was intimidation, emotional and coercive but both stories are stories that are happening all day every day and not just to women. 

We talked openly about what these relationships did to us, why we didn't 'just leave' as soon as it started, the incredibly underestimated difficulties that come from leaving and why nobody around us could have helped us. 

I thought it was really important that we also shared a bit about how scary and frustrating it can be to watch a friend or loving living with DV and what's the best ways for us to support them.

*spoiler, at the end of the conversation I got pretty choked up, still triggered 10 years on.

Please read this blog for signs to look for that yours or another's relationship may be coercive.  

And reach out if you need extra support or help in leaving, you're not alone, people can and will help. 

Womensaid - 24 hour support - 0808 2000 247

 

 

 

 

 

Episode 21 - Living with Postnatal Depression

July 22nd, 2019

In this episode, I am joined by Emma Cottom aka @isabella_and_us, creator of Postive Wellbeing magazine, a positive wellbeing zine for mums and previous sufferer of postnatal depression.  

Emma set up her brand during her postnatal depression journey as a way to connect with other mums going through similar experiences. 

During our chat, we talk about how Emma realised there was something not quite 'right' with how she was feeling post-birth, how she got a diagnosis, how she began to heal, where's she's at now and how to spot PND in others in a bid to be able to offer some support. 

Website; www.isabellaandus.com

If you or anyone you know is suffering from postnatal depression please reach out, you are not alone and don't have to live like this, there is lots of help available.

Pandas - 0843 28 98 401 - They offer online support and in-person support groups for parents 

Mind - 0300 123 3393 or text 86463 

 

Episode 20 - Teddy’s Legacy

July 18th, 2019

***Trigger Warning***

My guest on this episode of the podcast is Elle aka @feathering_the_empty_nest author of Ask Me His Name, mother to Teddy and Boris (her pug, her little lifeline.) 

Elle talks so honestly about her experience with birthing, and then losing her baby. Her story is sadly one of many and she bravely, and beautifully shares her story in a bid to help other bereaved parents to feel less alone. 

We also chat about her secondary infertility and the challenges that that has brought (and is still bringing). 

It's a story or real life, with real emotion but what Elle is doing with all her work to create a legacy for her boy is done with a strength and a positivity that I'm in utter awe of. 

 

Episode 19 - Reusable Period Pads Q&A

July 13th, 2019

If you follow me on the socials (@thisgirlisenoug) you'll have seen that in the last couple of weeks I unveiled my new business.....hella exciting and scary as hell! 

My new product is called Wear 'em Out, a kick-ass reusable period pad for modern women, it's good for you, good for our planet and good for your purse, but what the chuff even are they, and how the hell do you use them? 

In this episode, I answer a whole heap of questions that I've been asked since sharing my new business (FYI I love questions, it's the first step to learning, seriously, ask me, anything babe) I may not have all the answers but I'll tell you what I know. 

I answer questions such as; 

'I use Tampons and pads as I'm so heavy, will the pads hold up?'

'I'm not confident that they won't leak'

'Do they smell?'

'How do you change them when out and about?'

'How do you wash them?'

'I'm going on holiday and don't want to use them while I'm away, do you have any advice?'

And loads more, to keep up to date with our physical launch and to get a 10% discount off your first order, click here; www.wearemout.co.uk

Follow Wear 'em Out on the socials and join the conversation

Instagram; @wearemoutpads

Facebook; @wearemoutpads

 

Episode 18 - Placenta Encapsulation; Could You?

July 3rd, 2019

In this episode, I am joined by Sheryl (who for some unknown reason I introduce as Shirley??) and Nikki aka Placenta Essex  

We talk about why people choose to consume their placenta, how the placenta is prepared for ingestion and our own personal experiences of our post-birth recovery from not having eaten our placentas in previous births, and the stark difference we felt with our post-birth healing after having eaten our placentas. 

I also read out some feedback that was shared with me via my Instagram & Facebook channels which is all very interesting. 

To read the blog about 'Lactation and the Placenta'. as discussed on the podcast, click here