Regardless of personal views, in Australia, abortion is a common medical procedure. It is hard to quantify how many abortions occur each year because surgical ones occur for many reasons- not just to end a pregnancy. (Yep, this is healthcare).
It can be overwhelming when there is a lot happening all at once.
Postnatal anxiety can look many different ways, such as:
Many years ago, I had a supervisor who knew me well and who described me as ‘thorough’ and ‘conscientious’. She always spoke of this in a positive light, like she knew she could rely on me to get stuff done. Continue reading “Personality traits can be positive AND negative”
If you have children, they will try to make sense of the break-in, just like the adults in the house. It can be confusing and frightening for children, Continue reading “Supporting Children After a Break-In”
So many women struggle with their self-worth or self-esteem. We are all exposed to messages at some point that we haven’t done ‘good enough’ on a task; or we have felt not good enough as a person.
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”