The Truth of Motherhood – Martha’s story

I wanted to be the Mother who had it all figured out, balancing work, kids and a partner…..
However, me trying to be superwoman made me forget myself deeply, I was lost. I forgot my wellbeing to the point where my mind and body almost gave up on me…
I ended up in hospital for a week due to a nasty flare up with my crohn’s disease, which I even forgot I had by trying to be the ‘perfect’ woman .
A week in hospital was a lifesaver, a place where this time it was about looking after me, a place where I can stop and do nothing and not be judged for it and for the first time in a long time I slept everyday without worrying.
A week in the hospital made me realise that me trying so hard to be women of the year actually took the joy out of motherhood and the love and fun out of my relationships. I realised if I do not put myself first how would my daughters benefit from me if I do not look after myself.

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