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Why is it so difficult to ask for help?

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.

Tips on preparing to adopt a little one

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.

What is maternal mental health?

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.

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. They want the sweet spot; the version that suits them; and they want balance.

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