Rebecca

What made you start sharing your mental health experiences online? Ravi’s delivery was a very traumatic medical emergency where a large endometrioma had stuck to my uterus and bowel, twist, burst and then sent me into premature labour. I lost a shocking 4 litres...

I’m in your Village

I’m in Your Village V is for Village For many parents, one of the things that can feel most difficult about parenthood is how isolated they suddenly feel. Social media, although not without its flaws, can go some way to helping people feel more connected. While...

Make Birth Better

During Birth Trauma Awareness Week 2017 I created a post on Instagram describing the difference between Post Natal Depression and PTSD after birth. After being contacted by a number of women telling me they felt that they had been through a traumatic birth, but had...
Massage

Massage

Just One Thing – Loving your Belly I very much doubt I need to introduce my next contributor, Anya Hayes. Anya wrote her book The Supermum Myth last year, together with Dr Rachel Andrew. Her book beautifully sums up the pressures of motherhood as well as giving...
Twins

Twins

“I’m the type of person who likes to be prepared for every eventuality, so when I found out I was pregnant, I imagined what it would be like to have twins. I didn’t seriously think I’d be having them though, so it was a bit of a shock at the 12 week scan to find...
Pelvic Floor

Pelvic Floor

Just One Thing – Your Pelvic Floor One of the biggest secrets about motherhood is how many women live with pelvic floor problems after birth. Elsewhere in Europe, women are given pelvic floor ‘re-education’ .  Here in the UK, women too often put up...