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What is maternal mental health?

We’ve heard about the illnesses you can be diagnosed with, or the labels you can choose to identify with. Motherdom brings you stories from mums and dads who’ve been through ‘mental ill health’, as well as advice from leading experts in the field.

How do you move on from birth trauma?

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?

Finding Balance

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.

Michaela, meet Rebecca

Mum-of-two Michaela Parker got in touch with me through Instagram. I arranged for her to virtually meet one of my Editorial Board, perinatal psychiatrist Dr Rebecca Moore.

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Please note: some of this content was written in 2019. Please follow current coronavirus government guidance at all times.

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