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How Do You Ask Your Child If They Are Ok? 

By Dr Dain Heer How do you ask your child if they are ok? It is one of the most important questions to ask your kids, and it is also one of the hardest. Because right now, more than ever we need to ask our kids: “Are you ok?” We also …

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Overcoming Postnatal Anxiety and Depression… Twice

By Kelly, PANDA Champion This is my story of how I recovered from Postnatal Anxiety and Depression not once, but twice. It started when I was 20 weeks pregnant I lost my job and unfortunately, it didn’t end well. The next 20 weeks I had at home and while I …

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Mama Truth: What if I Don’t Like My Baby?

By Rebecca Hooton I was on my hands and knees on the bed waiting to have my baby. It was 6am and I’d been in labour all night. I had nothing left to give, but I gave it EVERYTHING I had. There was no other option but to keep going. …

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How to Say No When You’re a Yes Person

By Natalie Bascur Mamas, you need to know how to say no. Because you know all too well the overwhelming feeling of rushing from one thing to another, desperately trying to tick everything off that growing list of to-dos. Things often aren’t much better when the weekend rolls around, with …

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Premature Baby Born In A Pandemic?

By Nicole Fuge, MD® Managing Editor It’s been a challenging 18 months, and everyone is feeling it. Especially the mothers who have given birth to a sick or premature baby during this pandemic. My second baby was born 12 months into this sh*tshow of a pandemic, and it was overwhelming …

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How To Overcome Postnatal Depression And Anxiety

By Josie Smyth I am PROUD to be talking about my journey through postnatal depression and anxiety. It was an incredibly challenging time – having experienced it with both of my children – but, after having gone through it, I am now a better, healthier and happier person and for …

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11 Signs You Might Have Postnatal Depression And Anxiety

By Cheryl Fingleson Adjusting to parenthood is tough going and it’s natural for parents – both mums and dads – to feel overwhelmed by their new normal. But when the baby blues last longer than a few weeks or so, it’s important to consider whether postnatal depression or anxiety has …

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5 Ways to Overcome the Juggle of Motherhood

By Amy Molloy Feeling the pressure of being a mum and everything else? Follow these steps to overcome the juggle of motherhood. 1 // A REMINDER TO RELEASE LETTING GO OF YOUR GRIP Whenever I feel out of my comfort zone, I can fall into a space of ‘over-coping’, refusing …

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How to Nurture Your Needs During Pregnancy

By Gabrielle Nancarrow During pregnancy [and postpartum], you are constantly reminded to nurture your needs, gather your village. And once upon a time – and still today, in many traditional cultures – a pregnant woman would be surrounded by her village. A village of mothers, grandmothers, sisters, aunties and friends who brought …

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How To Prioritise Yourself Without Feeling Mum Guilt

By Eloise Forster It’s incredibly important to know how to prioritise yourself without feeling mum guilt. And I know it’s hard, but it is possible. No matter what you have going on, your need to value yourself first and stop constantly pleasing others and putting their needs before yours. When …