The fun times of being a mum with a fear of vomiting



Baby Days Depression and Anxiety

Due to this bloody vomit phobia, I found it really tough being a new mum. There were all the regular new mum worries, recovery from birth, as well as worrying about being sick. In all honesty I should have gone straight back on to Prozac once b was born. I didn’t though because I wanted to breastfeed (this didn’t really go to plan and I ended up expressing for a while). I also felt that I coped just fine through the pregnancy and that I’d somehow fail if I ended up back on pills. Looking back now, I was so stupid. I didn’t cope great through pregnancy at all and I’m not a failure for taking pills now. Continue reading “Baby Days Depression and Anxiety”


Potty Training and the Paw Patrol Pants

So we started our potty training journey with the little dude last week. I am pleased to say he has taken to it pretty well. I completely underestimate him sometimes. Our first day started well and went downhill after a few poo incidents. I’d picked up some new Paw Continue reading “Potty Training and the Paw Patrol Pants”

Growing up With a Fear of Vomiting – School Days

Growing up with a vomit phobia was not overly fun. To be honest, one of my main fears about being a mum are that I will pass this awful phobia to my child. I feel slightly at eases that I had a boy. I know that doesn’t mean he won’t inherit the phobia. But I feel in my heart that if I’d had a girl, there’d had been more chance. I don’t know, maybe Continue reading “Growing up With a Fear of Vomiting – School Days”

Baby Vomit and Why it’s so Different to Regular Vomit

If I am being completely honest, I never, ever thought I’d be a mum. My vomit phobia has dictated my life pretty much from the age of three or so. Being a mum just wasn’t something I thought I could be cut out for. Continue reading “Baby Vomit and Why it’s so Different to Regular Vomit”

Dealing with my Boy when he Vomits

Children scare me because when they feel sick, they fail to say anything and out of the blue comes pukerama. I remember this being the case at school. You’d be merrily going about your business when BAM, some kid would throw up in assembly/the dining hall/across their maths work. Continue reading “Dealing with my Boy when he Vomits”

Seeking Reassurance and White Lies

This morning one of my very good emet (vomit phobic) mummy friends whatsapped me with the second most dreaded message. Her child had been sick. The first most dreaded message being that she had been sick herself. Continue reading “Seeking Reassurance and White Lies”

A to Z – T is for Travel – Emetophobia Style

I am pleased to say that since taking Prozac in 2010, I’ve managed to travel quite a bit. I travel for work so I had to get over my plane and flying anxieties pretty quick. And my want to travel is so great that I just refuse to let this bloody phobia stop me from achieving things. Having said that, it is hard and it can mean going a week or so on not a lot of food. Continue reading “A to Z – T is for Travel – Emetophobia Style”

Recognizing Emetophobia in Childhood

I’ve had emetophobia for as long as I remember. I am 35 now and my earliest memories of being afraid of vomit are around 3 or 4 years old. When I think about that, it makes me sad that at such a young age I was so scared. And even to this day. I cannot figure out why I felt so afraid at a young age. As far as my parents tell me, I never went through some traumatic vomiting hell. Anyways, the point of this post is to note down things which may be useful for parents to help them understand emetophobia and be aware of the signs. Continue reading “Recognizing Emetophobia in Childhood”

3 Tips for Keeping Calm this Easter!

Let’s face it, when it’s raining, trying to keep a toddler amused can be hard. I don’t know about you but it doesn’t take long for cabin fever to set in. I always like to try and get out, even if it’s just for an hour, pushing the pram around the block. I always feel anxious at holiday type times of the year. Christmas for me is the worst. Continue reading “3 Tips for Keeping Calm this Easter!”

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