Jen pictured here with her husband, Adam, is a mother to 7-year-old Lyra and recently gave birth to her twins Joseph and Laurie by elective c-section. This is her beautiful and inspiring birth story. No matter how our babies are born, each birth is to be celebrated.[Read more…] about In my experience a c-section can be a beautiful and positive birth
At MamaBabyBliss it is part of our mission to work change the face of perinatal wellbeing and support all women on their journey through motherhood. This page features all our blog posts filed under the 'Perinatal Mental Health' category.
Meet the international Mamas
Moving away from home to another country can often seem very appealing. After having a baby there are lots of challenges particularly with a pandemic that prevents you from seeing your family before and after you’ve had your baby. Here five mothers share their story.[Read more…] about Meet the international Mamas
Top tips for labour
Nothing is more exciting than when the time arrives for you to meet your new baby. Staying relaxed and calm can have a big impact on your birth experience and one of the best things you can do to prepare is to create a soothing and beautiful sanctuary suitable for your baby’s entrance into the world.[Read more…] about Top tips for labour
Wellbeing tips for new mums
Postnatal depression affects 1 in 5 new mothers and looking after a new baby can be incredibly stressful. Not is it 24/7, 364 days a year but coupled with sleep deprivation, the early months of motherhood can certainly take its toll. Here are some practical everyday tips to get some well-deserved me-time (with baby even) in just a few minutes every day.[Read more…] about Wellbeing tips for new mums
The benefits of pregnancy massage for you and your baby
Your baby’s skin is already fully developed very early on in pregnancy, so he or she can already sense your touch. Touch can play an important part in communicating with your baby even from these early days. A gentle pregnancy massage can be a lovely daily ritual, not only giving you some ‘quiet’ time to talk to your baby but also helping keep stretch marks at bay.[Read more…] about The benefits of pregnancy massage for you and your baby
Pregnancy after infertility
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?