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Lessening the Stress around Sleep

Lessening the Stress around Sleep

Our latest article on the BubHub... New parents are told so many things about sleep -- you need 8 hours to function, you need to help baby sleep through the night, you need to sleep train babies, you need to sleep when baby sleeps etc etc All this conflicting and often contradictory advice can make [...] Read more

9 reasons new mums find it hard to ask for help

9 reasons new mums find it hard to ask for help

Our latest article is hot off the press and has been published on the Bubhub this month. Having a newborn is a precious and very intense time for most new mums. Getting even a small amount of help at well-timed moments can make all the difference. But there can be mental blocks to asking for help. [...] Read more

Thinking Ahead to Reduce your Risk of Postnatal Depression

Thinking Ahead to Reduce your Risk of Postnatal Depression

Having realistic expectations, a large dose of self-compassion and access to support when needed are essential to reducing the risk of postnatal depression and anxiety. To read our latest article in the BubHub July edition, press HERE. [...] Read more

What New Mums Want their Partners to Know

What New Mums Want their Partners to Know

Becoming a parent is a major life transition and a time of adjustment in the couple relationship. To read our recent article featured in the BubHub June edition, click onto the title of this page and then press HERE [...] Read more

Working it out - Stay at Home or Return to Work

Working it out - Stay at Home or Return to Work

It's not easy deciding if and when to return to work after having a child. There are many factors to think about, not to mention navigating the opinions of others. What's felt right for you? To read our recent article with a list of pros and cons that may assist when making your decision, featured [...] Read more

Adjusting to Parenting

Adjusting to Parenting

* Thank you to Alana Healthcare who requested I write this entry as a "guest blogger" on their website for September 2016 ... Becoming a parent is a major life event. It’s an exciting time that changes life in lots of ways—and this transition requires numerous adjustments. Many new parents find that [...] Read more

Mother Worry

Mother Worry

Mothering and worrying tend to go hand-in-hand. It’s natural for a parent to be concerned about the growth and development of their child and to feel responsibility for warding off any potential threats. Let’s face it, caring for a child on a physical, mental and emotional level takes a lot of [...] Read more

New mothers making time for themselves reduces chance of postnatal depression

New mothers making time for themselves reduces chance of postnatal depression

Even just taking a long hot bath, alone, once a week, may reduce the risk of postnatal depression - Research by Hannah Woolhouse, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute and Stephanie Brown, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute - One in three women will experience significant depressive symptoms in the [...] Read more

Just speak up

Just speak up

Next week is Perinatal Depression and Anxiety Awareness Week (15-21 November 2015). It’s common for pregnant women and new mothers to feel overwhelmed, anxious, depressed, frustrated and just plain exhausted. But if this is all you feel and there are few positive feelings at all, it becomes [...] Read more