Nutrition & Postpartum Depression

By Nivine Hanach  Clinical dietitian and a PhD candidate in health promotion with concentration on maternal mental health and infant care. With October being the mental health month, let’s talk about the importance of maternal mental health, especially during the postpartum period. The postpartum period is a transitional phase during which women go through many physical,…

The Other Side Of Motherhood | Postpartum 101

By Sinitta Founder of Mamacare ME No matter how much you read, how many mom friends you talk to, or even how many doulas’ brains you pick, it’s tough to know exactly how your labor and delivery will go down.Emotionally the birth of a baby can trigger a jumble of powerful emotions, from excitement and…

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…

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…

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…

Who run the world – Girl it does not always have to be you!

By Laura Rossouw From cave woman to now, our bodies as women have remained mostly the same, yet our lifestyles have become remarkably more chaotic.  Grow a baby, birth a baby and raise a baby, on top of everything else that ‘needs’ to be done – sound familiar? Sure, we have caffeine, Deliveroo and pre…