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Nourishing your mind during pregnancy

Copywriter AnneMarie McDonnell explores the relationship between nutrition and mental health during pregnancy. If you are pregnant, please read our disclaimer before continuing. This article is for general information purposes only and is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment.

doodling for mental health

Natalie Hanley is a Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner who started Tidy Mind Doodles because, ironically, she found that she wasn’t looking after her own mental health: ‘I was telling patients one thing, but not really following through on my own advice.’

IVF: second time round

Second time round you're supposed to be more prepared. You're supposed to feel a sense of ‘I know what's coming and I can handle it’, and to some extent, it’s true. But, for me, it was almost like ripping a plaster off a wound that I didn't even know was there.

How has COVID-19 affected new mums’ mental health?

As if giving birth isn’t challenging enough, women who welcomed babies during the COVID-19 pandemic did so under difficult circumstances. So it comes as no surprise that new mothers in the UK experienced worryingly high rates of depression and anxiety during the first lockdown.

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