Postpartum Life

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.

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4 Valuable Steps That Will Improve Your Postpartum Depression

4 Steps To Improve Your Postpartum Depression Postpartum Depression is a taboo condition and many women still feel too stigmatised to talk about it openly. But if you’re experiencing low mood, anxiety, or extreme sadness after the birth of your child, make sure you take steps to improve your postpartum depression. 1. Speak Out Approximately half of new mothers are…

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Prenatal Anxiety – Who Knew This Is A Thing

Prenatal Anxiety – Who Knew This Is A Thing The Event That Would Lead To Prenatal Anxiety I was 21 when I had my first baby, and I really didn’t know what to expect. But what I really didn’t expect was a hugely traumatic birthing experience that would scar me for life. My daughter was born after a 36 hour labour,…

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How Important Is Your Sleep With Postpartum Depression

How Important Is Your Sleep With Postpartum Depression Life after baby is never the same as life before baby. If you are a new mother you already know how precious your sleep is to you. If you happen to be experiencing postpartum depression, your sleep health is even more important – for your well-being and for your newborn’s. So how…

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7 Things To Remember When You Have Postpartum Depression

7 Things To Remember When You Have Postpartum Depression Becoming a new mom is a powerful experience that can trigger a lot of emotions like happiness and excitement, but also anxiety and even depression. Postpartum depression can make caring for a new baby and family impossible, but it is a treatable condition. Most of us expect having a baby to…

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When My Mind Betrayed Me – Postpartum Psychosis

When My Mind Betrayed Me – Postpartum Psychosis I have been writing through my recovery with postpartum psychosis (PPP) in 2015. I say ‘through’ because I am still suffering the effects of the illness, especially now I am pregnant with our second child. Although I have written about the psychosis in many ways and at different times, it is still…

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Can Men Get Postpartum Depression?

Can Men Get Postpartum Depression? Can men get postpartum depression? YES! Postpartum Depression isn’t a gender specific mental illness – it can and does affect both men and women.  Postpartum depression in dads is also known as Paternal Postpartum Depression (PPPD) / Paternal Postnatal Depression. After the birth of a child fathers are at risk of PPPD just like new…

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My Postpartum Depression Is The Devil In Me

My Postpartum Depression Is The Devil In Me Depression is a demon. But to me Postpartum Depression is the devil. It rips all emotion from you and leaves you with an empty vessel. The child you’ve wanted for years, the scenarios you’ve imagined and the emotions you expected to feel are gone. You don’t want to be near the child.…

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