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,…

Postpartum Recovery With Food

By Jordana Ventzke – Licensed Dietitian  Finding out you are pregnant makes mums research. And boy, do we research everything – what can I eat, drink, should I exercise, how do I want my birth to happen, car seats, prams etc.  Unfortunately, not much research, goes into our own postpartum journey. The focus remains on…

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…

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…

Baby Sleep Advice From A Professional Baby Sleep Consultant

By Lamis Benjelloun Baby & Child Sleep Consultant You do not have to be sleep deprived to be a good mama. They say you should sleep as much as you can before baby comes because once baby is here, no one will sleep. But you truly don’t understand the magnitude of how sleepless you mama…