I’ve been thinking a lot about this. I know that it causes trauma, because I’m seeing a lot of the distress that it has caused in the… Read More »Separating mothers from partners in hospital causes trauma. We need to stop doing it. Here’s why.
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Meerkats and Perinatal Mental Health: What is the one thing I do when meeting some-one who is depressed or anxious?
It’s help them to calm their brain. Picture a meerkat, up on the tips of his feet, eyes and ears peeled for danger. Red Alert.… Read More »Meerkats and Perinatal Mental Health: What is the one thing I do when meeting some-one who is depressed or anxious?
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After over 10 years of teaching birth preparation classes, and having taught over 1000 couples, here are my definitive five top birth preparation tips: 1.… Read More »My All Time Top 5 Tips for Birth Preparation
New parents are anxious. And according to research, they are getting more and more anxious. I often hear cases of mums unable to sleep because… Read More »Pass The Bomb: who is going to contain your anxiety when you are with your newborn baby?
My friend’s daughter announced last year that she wasn’t going to eat lamb anymore because it seems cruel to eat those cute things bouncing about… Read More »Lambs, mothers and keeping them together