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Welcome to Matrescence

When my first son was born, I felt immense joy and happiness, but also anxiety, stress and sheer overwhelm. Some days everything was fine, others I just wanted to cry and be alone. What was wrong with me? I was simply going through matrescence.

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.

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.

Depression, anxiety and macramé

My macramé journey began when I realised that I was past the baby blues and there was something much darker and deeper lurking, not only in the corners of my mind, but in the whole of my thoughts and being.

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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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