Anxious that you may lose your baby? Guilty that you aren’t enjoying being pregnant? Unable to acknowledge that you are having a baby? Angry that people are treating your pregnancy as ‘normal’? Sleepless nights while you wait for this pregnancy to go further than the baby you lost before? Wondering where all the medical support has gone? Not able to believe?
It’s great to see the issue of postnatal mental health being raised on TV again, and this time it was the turn of our founder Justina Perry to talk about the problems faced by parents.
The interview was part of a feature on BBC1’s Look East, and this was Justina’s first time on live TV. Footage and interviews shot at Secret Garden Hitchin were also part of the feature. MamaBabyBliss teacher Rachel Allen can also be spotted!
Our very own Vanessa Taylor was featured on BBC television’s The One Show last night sharing the work we do supporting new dads in our Daddy Bliss workshops. This is a very proud moment for us and such an amazing opportunity to gain some high profile publicity for the often neglected subject of dads suffering from paternal postnatal depression.
Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG) is a debilitating illness affecting 1 in 10 women during pregnancy. This could have a profound impact on the physical health and psycho-social wellbeing of the woman. This article gives an overview of this health condition and advocates for a holistic approach to the care of HG.
Addressing stress during pregnancy can prevent many complications. This article briefly outlines what is stress, stress symptoms and treatment and if the stress can harm unborn babies.
Before we discuss the impact of the stress during pregnancy, it would be useful to understand some basic aspects of stress.
This article has been kindly written by Dr. Rebecca Moore from the United Kingdom. Dr. Moore is a renowned Perinatal Psychiatrist working in London, with experience spanning over twenty years. Her role incorporates working with and supporting women who have new onset or pre-existing emotional issues through pregnancy and up to a year after birth.
Dr. Moore worked with one of the pioneers of Perinatal Psychiatry, Dr. Liz MacDonald as a trainee in London (UK), and she was inspired to pursue work in the field.