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Victoria came up with the idea of antenatal classes that she describes as ‘far more practical and realistic, focused on parents more than babies, because that’s where the real change is happening.’ Our Baby Club started rolling out across the UK in December 2020, and since then it’s gone from strength to strength.
Mother for Life grew from Birmingham-based founder Mandy Rees’ personal experience. She had postnatal depression after the birth of her first daughter, and didn’t feel that the support networks she needed to navigate that difficult time were there.
The concept of looking after ourselves in order to show our children how to value their own health is important. Carving out space for me is an ongoing challenge - those minutes don’t just appear, and there are fewer than I would like - but it is essential, and it places mental health high up on the family agenda.
I remember that feeling so well. Waking up every morning and trying to bury my feelings for the whole day. Ignoring my instinct as it told me repeatedly that something was wrong. Carrying on, because, well, I had to carry on. But speaking up was the best thing I ever did.
The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit is a part of the hospital that parents don’t typically foresee their baby going to. In my experience, it’s not something that is regularly discussed during antenatal appointments or classes.