What to Expect After Giving Birth: The Fourth Trimester Becoming pregnant and the process of gestation is one of the human body’s most extraordinary feats. After nine months of pregnancy you are probably excited to be finally at home with your little one. Over the coming weeks and months much of the attention is going to be on your newborn.…View Post
Postpartum Life can be difficult. Your body has been through alot and now you also have a newborn to take care of too.
The postpartum period, also known as the fourth trimester, begins immediately after birth.
Here we cover multiple areas of postpartum life to try and make it a little easier for you. Some areas covered are postpartum recovery, self care, maternity leave and returning to work.
In this section we also focus a on maternal mental health and have posts about postpartum depression, postpartum anxiety and postpartum psychosis.
We believe your mental health after birth is just as important as your physical health.
Read the blog posts below.
Mummy It’s OK – You’re Doing Great!
How Journaling Can Help With Postpartum Depression Journaling has become increasingly popular over recent years. There are many different ways it can be done and can be beneficial to your health mentally and physically. It is a great form of self-care and I believe journaling can help with postpartum depression. Brief Overview: What is Journaling? What Are Some Of The…View Post
A Personal Story About Postpartum Depression This is a difficult subject to speak about because I am still in the middle of what I would consider onset postpartum depression. Let me begin by explaining the situation leading up to the birth of my child. Leading Up To The Birth My husband was working as an English teacher and was teaching…View Post
9 Postpartum Recovery Tips For After A Vaginal Birth You’ve got everything planned for the baby now it’s time to prepare for you using these postpartum recovery tips. It’s important to plan for your postpartum recovery before the baby is here. Postpartum recovery usually takes about 6-8 weeks. Do remember though that every new mum is different so everyone’s recovery…View Post
The Best Books For Postpartum Depression Here are the best books for postpartum depression that are available for you and your family. They include vital information and help on postpartum depression along with the symptoms, treatments and real life stories of other mums. Postpartum Depression is very common, it is estimated 1 in 4 woman who give birth will suffer…View Post
What is Postpartum Depression? Symptoms & Treatments Depression falls under the general medical term ‘Perinatal Mental Health’. Perinatal Mental Health covers mental illnesses such as: Postpartum Anxiety Postpartum Depression Postpartum Psychosis It’s normal for new mums to suffer from the baby blues. It can make you feel a bit anxious, tearful, mood swings and trouble sleeping at night. This ‘Baby Blues’…View Post
How To Use Meditation To Help With Postpartum Depression Giving birth can be an exciting but stressful experience and it’s not unusual to feel rather emotional for a while. However, although for some women this is nothing more than the body re-balancing its hormones, in others it leads to something which is much more significant: postpartum depression. Up to 15%…View Post