World Breast Feeding Week 2022

breast feeding new born infant

World Breast feeding Week (WBW) is between Aug 1-7. To recognise World Breast Feeding Week, we asked our Preparing for Parenthood facilitator (a midwife with a back ground in Occupational Therapy and Mental Health) to share some thoughts.

Supporting children with anxiety

mother playing with her baby

Supporting children with anxiety can be difficult, and often confronting for parents. It can be hard to know how to best support your child, and what may be causing their anxiety.

Early pregnancy loss

Unfortunately, early pregnancy loss can occur in 1 in 5 pregnancies. The end of a pregnancy before 20 weeks gestation is called a miscarriage.

Perinatal intrusive thoughts, OCD & psychosis

Rear view of mother holding baby boy at beach

Intrusive thoughts One of the potential symptoms of postnatal depression/ anxiety is persistent worries about the wellbeing of your baby.  These might include repetitive thoughts or images about your baby being hurt or harmed in some way and this can be one of the most difficult symptoms for new parents to endure. Sometimes these thoughts […]

Supporting someone with perinatal mental health symptoms

As the support person of someone experiencing perinatal mental health issues it can be a sensitive space to find yourself. There are many things you can do to make this path easier for yourself and the person you are supporting.

Surviving NICU

The NICU (neonatal intensive care unit) journey can be a gruelling one. Whether your little love is in NICU for a day or months, the start to your parenting journey is different to what you imagined.