Maternal Wellbeing / Mamavoice
I encourage Mums to be able to speak out about the more difficult parts of motherhood. It may be that you are experiencing symptoms and signs of postnatal depression or the effects of exhaustion on mood but are unable to voice this to partners or families, or are not being taken seriously. These sessions can take place either in the clinic, or sometimes it is helpful to be walking and talking whilst you push your buggy. Programmes are designed to suit yours and your baby’s needs.
Post Natal Depression & Baby Blues
Postnatal depression can be frightening for Mums and significant others. Symptoms include feeling low in mood and tearful, feeling detached, not bonding with your baby and change in appetite. Even if you do not meet the criteria for a diagnosis of PND you may still experience some symptoms. The effects of a traumatic birth, or sleeplessness can affect your mood and behaviour. This should also be voiced so that the necessary help can be accessed, as well as strategies and support which can directly impact on a baby’s wellbeing.
Low Mood & Low Self-Worth
It is common for Mums to feel low in mood, inadequate and low in self-worth. This can be linked to factors such as social isolation, change in routine and a transition from working to staying at home, sleeplessness, exhaustion and feeling out of control. Mental health before pregnancy is also accounted for, and a tailored programme developed to meet your specific needs.