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Postpartum

Why do mothers lose their identity?

why do mothers lose their identity

Loss of identity after becoming a mother is more common than we think. If we look at a fairly typical situation, like a woman who has spent maybe 5-10 years in the workplace and then transitioned to staying at home for the first year(ish) with her new baby, it can probably be easily understood that…

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Postpartum Recovery Tips Series – Talking about Mental Health

Postpartum Recovery Tips - Talking about Mental Health

In the first half of this video, I’m talking about some of the ways your mental health can be affected after having a baby; plus: Although it’s a really vulnerable time in our lives where it’s so important to connect with others and seek help – it can actually be one of the hardest things…

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The Best Online Resources for Postpartum Support

The Best Online Resources for Postpartum Support

Whether you have recently had a baby and you’re aware there’s some gaps in your support network, or you’re getting organised for support before baby arrives, you can find a lot of the contacts and information you need online. However, in this ‘expert’ culture we currently live in, more and more people are putting things…

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Creating A Postpartum Support Network

creating a postpartum support network

Working out how to build your postpartum support network is really useful to do before you have your baby, but it’s not too late to plan after the baby has arrived. There are lots of reasons why you may want to build a network to support you after the birth of your baby – for…

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How much does a postpartum doula cost?

how much does a postpartum doula cost

If you’re currently pregnant and planning for your birth and postpartum, you may be considering hiring a postpartum doula to support you.  Once you’ve found one or two prospective postpartum doulas, it’s likely that they sound like just the sort of thing you need – but the question is, how much does a postpartum doula…

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What is the difference between a birth doula and a postpartum doula?

what-is-the-difference-between-a-birth-doula-and-postpartum-doula

You’re probably already familiar with the concept of a doula – they’ve started to move more into the mainstream and several famous faces (including the Duchess of Sussex) have talked about their plans to use a doula. However, there are a couple of different types of doula work and services that you can hire to…

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When does Two Under Two get easier?

when-does-two-under-two-get-easier

If you’re in the same boat, this is probably one of the questions you’ve been crazy-googling in the middle of the night. It’s certainly a full-on club to be in…some members only have two under two for a couple of weeks or months, and some are in it for the long haul…! With babies 13…

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Remembering on Maternal Mental Health Week

Today, in the middle of #maternalmentalhealthweek is a day I will always remember. I was 28 weeks pregnant and had been told the 20 week scan I had Placenta Previa – everyone seemed quite calm about it because most of the time the placenta moves out the way. I’d already had a minor bleed but…

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