Many women struggle with breastfeeding. Some more so, and some less so.
Did you know…
Between 70 – 100% of mums with babies will have frightening thoughts about something bad happening to their baby?¹²
This is a really high number, but it’s something that people don’t talk about. These thoughts can involve accidental harm (such as worrying about SIDS, your baby getting sick, or leaving them somewhere) or intentional harm (like seeing yourself shake or hit your baby).
Remember in the old days when you used to have a hot cuppa whenever you wanted? And then, having kids made this a thing of the past or an occasional indulgence?
When you’re a mother, your life becomes about other people; or at least, you lose the freedom to do whatever you want, whenever you want. You’re on call all the time, even if you work out of the home. This can be demanding, so mums often crave time for themselves (alone, child-free, or demand-free; even if you feel guilty for taking this time).
Growing your family and having babies. Continue reading “Perinatal mental health matters”
“Announce your pregnancy after 12 weeks.” Continue reading “Why the 12 Week Rule SUCKS (SW: pregnancy loss)”
I can’t even count the amount of times I’ve heard someone unhappy with the idea of trying to breathe to manage anxiety or stress. It’s usually because what they’ve heard or learnt about breathing is incorrect- which is why it hasn’t helped.
Perfectionism is when you set yourself high standards that are unrealistic or unhelpful, that you must achieve. It is continually striving to achieve these high standards- and often, the goal posts keep moving. Continue reading “Perfectionism”
So many women struggle with their bodies and how they look. And the worst part is that the research shows that this starts early and tends to last into later life. Can you imagine being unhappy with your body all your life? It can be a confronting prospect to consider.
It can be surprising that sometimes the simple things can speed up recovery.
A recent study examined New Year’s Resolutions and what makes them more likely to succeed (Oscarsson et al., 2020). The authors reported that the most popular resolutions concerned health, followed by weight loss and eating habits. Continue reading “Making the most of New Year’s Resolutions”