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…

Losing Your Identity As A Mom & How To Get It Back

By Lucy Simona I Am a mom, I am a wife, I am a daughter, I am a friend.. who am I? Thoughts of a mom who had lost herself and found again I Miss being Me Believe me, I love being a mom more than anything else in this world, but I also miss…

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…

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…

Motherhood Strength – How Motherhood Made Me Stronger

By Aseel Hawwari I did not get the chance to share my experience as a mother before and how it made me the strong woman I am today. Today I believe it is the time to talk about it for what it carries of positive and negative experiences which in turn were the source of…

Real Motherhood Stories – A Mother’s Note To Herself

By Tanvi Puri A mother’s note to herself: Things I don’t want to do:In process of teaching you the RIGHT way, I don’t want to lose what will always matter to me the most – our CONNECTION. You will learn from your mistakes and so will I. I don’t want to let you hide your feelings….