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.
After a long wait, you’re about to welcome your new son or daughter into your family. This will likely be an exciting time for you and other family members, one that you’ve dreamed of for some time. In this piece I give you some tips on this process, and how to look after your own mental wellbeing too.
If you love your job, the idea of stepping away and handing over to someone else can be anxiety-inducing. But if that’s not you, and you long to leave your job behind, why should you stay in touch whilst you’re on maternity leave?
Dr Jo Gee is a clinical psychotherapist with a specialist interest in perinatal mental health. She told our Founding Editor Anna Ceesay about her view of maternal mental health.
All of a sudden we’re reading about birth trauma, hearing about it in the news and seeing stories about parents being affected by their births for months or even years afterwards. But what is birth trauma? And if you’ve had a bad birth, how can you move on from it?
Being a coach gives me the opportunity to put my nose into lots of people’s lives, respectfully. Regardless of the type of people I work with, they all want one thing: more of or less of something. They want the sweet spot; the version that suits them; and they want balance.