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 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.
Unfortunately, early pregnancy loss can occur in 1 in 5 pregnancies. The end of a pregnancy before 20 weeks gestation is called a miscarriage.
Working in a special care nursery is an absolute privilege. To be tasked to look after tiny, new humans is incredible.
‘Antenatal anxiety or depression’ is the term for anxiety and/ or depression that occurs during pregnancy. This can look different for everyone.
If you’re reading this, you might have heard about postnatal anxiety and depression and wondering if this could be happening to you.
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 […]
What we hope to share here is some loving honesty to help your expectations of what life will be like when you bring baby home, so you can better prepare yourself and your space for their arrival.
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.
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.