Pregnant women may find that they need a few more hours of sleep per night than normal, or a few short naps during the day. However, insomnia and sleep disturbances are very common during pregnancy.
Pelvic Girdle Pain (PGP), formerly known as Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction (SPD), is a common health condition during pregnancy. If not properly treated, PGP it can lead to anxiety, depression and poor quality of life for pregnant women. Fortunately, with early intervention and multidisciplinary approach, an excellent outcome is possible.
Back in April I wrote a post about my hopes for my elective c-section and I would love to share with you how it went…
At 7.30am on the 1st June I walked into the maternity unit of my local hospital feeling calm but excited that I would soon be meeting my second child. My pre op the day before was very positive and the anaesthetist and obstetrician I spoke to were both very supportive of me having a gentle birth despite it being in theatre.
I am just sitting in the sunshine contemplating the last 21 years of the life with my son. I am watching families from all walks of life, of all different combinations, celebrating. Celebrating their children. Celebrating the success of guiding them to this point, this next chapter in their lives. Their graduation.
Dr Raja Gangopadhyay is a world renowned obstetrician and pioneer championing progress and change in Perinatal Mental Health. He is also the Founder of the International Forum for Wellbeing in Pregnancy.
In this blog he shares what motivates his work and what women should do to improve their self-care.
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Tingly hands… racing heart.. and a knot in my tummy so tight I’d find it hard to breathe. This was how anxiety felt for me even before I became a parent.
Mind chatter or the “chimp in my head” as my husband and I would affectionately refer to was another familiar element of suffering with general anxiety disorder.