The Spectrum

It’s the end of the second Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week, organised by the Perinatal Mental Health Partnership. Last year, there were campaigns and live events all over the UK which you can read about here. This year, themes and campaigns about Maternal...

Just One Thing

It’s been a while since I blogged myself, but I just wanted to make sure you’ve seen the Just One Thing series. One of the things I frequently hear from new parents is just how much conflicting advice there is out there. At the same time, while you...
Mum World

Mum World

Despite the fact that you are now pretty much ready to pop, that there are little elbows and knees tickling (make that breaking) your ribs, and you’ve even got a pile of nappies ready to be filled, you might be wondering how you’re ever going to be a Mum. With...
The Blooming Blues

The Blooming Blues

The prevalence of postnatal anxiety and depression is being increasingly recognised, and services set up to support women after birth (although there is still much improvement to be made). However, antenatal problems remain largely a silent affliction, despite 1...
In It Together

In It Together

We exist in a society where women are often presented in extreme contrasts – the Madonna vs whore, high-heeled boardroom dragon vs bedraggled hippy mum, pumped up Jordan vs minimalist Posh. As you begin to get your head around your changing shape, suddenly you are...
Without Walls

Without Walls

As your bump grows it can sometimes feel that it is creating a barrier between you and those around you. While some will watch in awe and excitement as the life within you becomes increasingly visible, you may notice that others become distant as the life change you...