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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How Postpartum Depression Led Me To A Place Of Gratitude

How Postpartum Depression Led Me To A Place Of Gratitude My postpartum depression led me to a place of gratitude. One doesn’t often use the word gratitude in the same sentence as a mental illness such as postpartum depression. But that’s the place where surviving postpartum depression has led me to. I never thought something like this could happen to…

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My Postpartum Depression Story : The Muddled Mother

My Postpartum Depression Story : The Muddled Mother When my first daughter arrived in 2012 I found everything kind of fit into place. She fit into our family, slept well and was a content baby. For the first year of her life we sat in a bubble with no care for the outside world. When people said how exhausted they…

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My Story : I am a Postpartum Depression Survivor

My Story : I am a Postpartum Depression Survivor I am a Postpartum Depression Survivor. I’ve sat down many times and tried to write about my postpartum depression. It’s been difficult to know where to start. To be honest I have avoided it at times as I know this will be one of the hardest things I ever write. I…

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How Did Postpartum Depression Make Me Feel?

How Did Postpartum Depression Make Me Feel? How did postpartum depression make me feel? Drowning… that’s how it feels to me. Slowly drowning in postpartum depression (PPD) and anxiety. Losing the ability to keep my head above water. The wet liquid coming over my face and taking away the ability to breathe. Seeing my life in front, as well as…

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How Postpartum Depression Makes Me A Control Freak

How Postpartum Depression Makes Me A Control Freak Scratching our heads, Matt and I studied the open boot of our estate car trying to figure out how we can possibly fit in everything we need. How can such a tiny dot of a baby need such a vast amount of stuff? We have managed to condense our own things into…

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The Edinburgh Postpartum Depression Scale – PPD Questionnaire

The Edinburgh Postpartum Depression Scale What Is The Edinburgh Postpartum Scale? The Edinburgh Postpartum Depression Scale (EPDS) is a screening tool used by healthcare professionals to assess your risk and severity of postpartum depression. It is a questionnaire that was developed to identify if woman are suffering with postpartum depression during the postpartum period (the time after you’ve had a…

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5 Ways To Minimise Your Risk Of Postpartum Depression

5 Ways To Minimise Your Risk Of Postpartum Depression Having a child changes you and changes your relationship with your partner. Research shows that 9 out of 10 couples who have recently had a baby experience more conflict. It makes sense that most parents struggle to stay connected when they have a baby – you are running on only a…

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