Postpartum post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

PTSD after childbirth Recognizing PTSD Awareness Day , the maternal side of it and the effects post-traumatic stress has on the lives of mothers impacted by it. Childbirth could be experienced as distressing or even traumatic for some women. A traumatic childbirth could cause psychological distress, intense fear, or helplessness for the parturient and increases the…

Coping with the loss of a child

By Rebecca Barry Pregnancy is hard, motherhood is hard, but every part of it is worth it.  After 36 weeks, we welcomed our identical twin boys, Luke and Noah into the world on 4th May 2021, via elective c section.  They are perfect and my 6-year-old daughter dotes on them.  However, getting to this point…

The Bittersweet Reality of Motherhood: How I Embraced it

By Karen Al Annan Why Motherhood Is Bittersweet : Identity Loss, Postpartum Depression & loving my babies in between Motherhood! Wow. One word, three syllables, infinite dimensions. My name is Karen Al Annan. I am a mom. I am a wife. I am a friend. I am a daughter. I am what feels like a…

Let’s Talk About Maternal Mental Health

By Dina Dimitriou Author & Mindful parent coach I went for a coffee with a mum-friend the other day. We were having fun; enjoying our breakfast, our kids were playing nicely and suddenly, she started crying. She needed to talk, share how she felt and thankfully she did! The motherhood struggles we all face but…

Working Mom Guilt: You’re Not Alone

By Arpi Kazanjian The journey of a working mom       Although I was jumping up and down when I found out that I am pregnant but at the same time I had this feeling in the back of my head that I have to go back to work after my baby is born…

The Blessing Of Being A Mom: About Experiencing Miscarriage

By Cathy Behind the Picture Perfect Family Photograph  Our life was idyllic. My husband and I had been married for 5 years. We were enjoying expat living in Dubai, with a wide circle of wonderful friends. We were financially secure, and both agreed wholeheartedly that the time was right to start our family after a wonderful…

Honest Journey Of Embracing Motherhood

Mourning The Old You By Char Mckenzie For the moms out there who were made for their new roles then this is most probably not for you but for the ones of us who spent the first few weeks, months, even years trying to find normality in our new lives, this one’s for you, actually…

Being An Autistic Mom

By Amber Hi, my name is Amber. I am a mother to a 2  year old.  And I am Autistic.  Being disabled in society is very much a taboo, even more so having an ‘invisible  illness’, and even much more so when you throw in there being a disabled  mother.  Unlike many women, I was…

How To Practice Intuitive Eating As A Mom

Are you on good terms with FOOD? Your relationship with food should be priority and you should be fully aware of the nutrition you give to your body.  Women/mothers go through tremendous hormonal, physical and mental changes that affect their eating habits, the quality of food and the time or way of eating.  Intuitive eating…