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I'm Fran

A wife, step-mother and first time mum to my beautiful little boy called Mason. Ocasionally I suffer with anxiety and mild depression and felt it increase during my pregnancy so I created this blog to get the thoughts out of my head by sharing them in this blog in hope I wasn't the only one.

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Baby & Anxiety

Pregnancy. Motherhood. Relationships. Mental Health.

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Baby and Anxiety

A first time mum to a baby boy, speaking honestly about the beautiful, emotional and the stinky in motherhood.
Since chatting to Fran at Baby & Anxiety she really has helped put my mind at ease for when I do eventually take that next step in life and have a family of my own :) it's so so good to know that I'm not alone in the way I feel and the community she's built up is truly amazing! Even though I am yet to have a baby of my own, Fran has really made me feel so welcome and been so kind to me when I've needed her

Charlotte

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2016-05-03T18:07:52+00:00

Charlotte

Since chatting to Fran at Baby & Anxiety she really has helped put my mind at ease for when I do eventually take that next step in life and have a family of my own :) it's so so good to know that I'm not alone in the way I feel and the community she's built up is truly amazing! Even though I am yet to have a baby of my own, Fran has really made me feel so welcome and been so kind to me when I've needed her
Finding Baby and Anxiety blog has really helped me. It's so refreshing and reassuring that what I'm feeling is okay and normal! I've searched the blog looking for an article that relates to how I'm feeling and convince me that I'm not an awful mother. In a word full of mummy shaming, Baby and Anxiety is an oasis for every mum! Would like to thank Baby and Anxiety for being honest and open, it means a lot to us mums

Jeni

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2016-05-03T18:24:44+00:00

Jeni

Finding Baby and Anxiety blog has really helped me. It's so refreshing and reassuring that what I'm feeling is okay and normal! I've searched the blog looking for an article that relates to how I'm feeling and convince me that I'm not an awful mother. In a word full of mummy shaming, Baby and Anxiety is an oasis for every mum! Would like to thank Baby and Anxiety for being honest and open, it means a lot to us mums
Fran from Baby and Anxiety has been amazing since I ‘met’ her online. I came across her blog and was intrigued by the name - especially as I was pregnant at the time and had just been diagnosed with Generalised Anxiety Disorder. Something prompted me to message her and I was really shocked (in a good way) to find that she replied quickly and in a really meaningful way. She listened to my story and it was such a relief to talk to someone who was going through similar emotions.... she didn’t make me feel judged at all. I find her blog highly entertaining and supportive. I feel like she really cares about her followers and I know she spends a lot of time interacting with the people who comment on her posts or message her privately. Being a new mum myself, I’m in awe that she is able to find the time to do that and I feel that’s a total reflection on her commitment, dedication and selflessness to making mental health and motherhood less of a taboo and less lonely. The only thing that makes me sad is that we don’t live closer as I’m sure we would be very good friends if we lived nearer to each other. I am excited to see what’s next for Fran, Mason and her blog

Nikki

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2018-09-09T20:17:00+00:00

Nikki

Fran from Baby and Anxiety has been amazing since I ‘met’ her online. I came across her blog and was intrigued by the name - especially as I was pregnant at the time and had just been diagnosed with Generalised Anxiety Disorder. Something prompted me to message her and I was really shocked (in a good way) to find that she replied quickly and in a really meaningful way. She listened to my story and it was such a relief to talk to someone who was going through similar emotions.... she didn’t make me feel judged at all. I find her blog highly entertaining and supportive. I feel like she really cares about her followers and I know she spends a lot of time interacting with the people who comment on her posts or message her privately. Being a new mum myself, I’m in awe that she is able to find the time to do that and I feel that’s a total reflection on her commitment, dedication and selflessness to making mental health and motherhood less of a taboo and less lonely. The only thing that makes me sad is that we don’t live closer as I’m sure we would be very good friends if we lived nearer to each other. I am excited to see what’s next for Fran, Mason and her blog
What I like about not just the page but yourself, is that you tell the truth and tell your followers exactly how it is. The nitty-gritty and things that aren't talked about both during pregnancy and after. I started speaking to you on Instagram while I was pregnant, which I was having reduced movements and you were so supportive and invested in listening to me. That's so rare in a page and a person to do! You're page and what you write showed me that it's okay not to enjoy pregnancy and it's okay to shout from the rooftops that you're struggling. For all of that I genuinely thank you for what you write and for you as a person to me

Amy

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2018-09-10T08:28:31+00:00

Amy

What I like about not just the page but yourself, is that you tell the truth and tell your followers exactly how it is. The nitty-gritty and things that aren't talked about both during pregnancy and after. I started speaking to you on Instagram while I was pregnant, which I was having reduced movements and you were so supportive and invested in listening to me. That's so rare in a page and a person to do! You're page and what you write showed me that it's okay not to enjoy pregnancy and it's okay to shout from the rooftops that you're struggling. For all of that I genuinely thank you for what you write and for you as a person to me
I started following Fran when I was pregnant with my 3rd baby. At the time I was suffering with bad anxiety myself so having someone being open & honest about anxiety and mental health at the same time of pregnancy really helped. I really like seeing the page and instagram updates, my little boy is a month older than Frans and I don't have any friends with baby boys the same age that i regularly see as my elder two girls keep me busy; seeing the updates gives me a little time to myself and to really focus on what a lovely time of our lives this is as well as feeling that sometimes, the daily struggles are hard!

Charlotte

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2018-09-10T19:13:18+00:00

Charlotte

I started following Fran when I was pregnant with my 3rd baby. At the time I was suffering with bad anxiety myself so having someone being open & honest about anxiety and mental health at the same time of pregnancy really helped. I really like seeing the page and instagram updates, my little boy is a month older than Frans and I don't have any friends with baby boys the same age that i regularly see as my elder two girls keep me busy; seeing the updates gives me a little time to myself and to really focus on what a lovely time of our lives this is as well as feeling that sometimes, the daily struggles are hard!
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