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How To Overcome Postpartum Mood And Anxiety Disorders

By Nicole Fuge, MD® Managing Editor Like most new mothers, Paige Bellenbaum was completely out of her depth when she had her son, Max, 14 years ago. She didn’t know what was ‘normal’ and what was not, so she assumed this was MOTHERHOOD. And she was miserable. As a trained …

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Help! I Think My Partner Has Perinatal Depression And Anxiety

By Amelia Walker from Gidget Foundation Australia It’s hard having a baby. But for some mums and dads, there is another level of toughness to get through – Perinatal Depression and Anxiety. Because when the structure of our family unit changes, be it from partnership or as a solo parent having a baby, …

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What Is Emotional Wellbeing And Why Is It Important?

By Tammi Kirkness, author of The Panic Button Book When we help our child manage their emotional wellbeing it can actually help us with our own anxieties and big emotions. This is because helping a child through emotionally sticky times can act as a mirror to how we cope with that …

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Feeling Stressed? Follow These 3 Easy Mindfulness Tips for Mamas

By Keisha Singleton Mindfulness. The art of taking time to live in the moment and exist consciously in the present. It seems an easy state to achieve, but with today’s modern lifestyle (hello phones, iPads, computers and every other digital device!) finding the time to simply BE can be difficult. Throw …

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How To Keep Mentally Healthy During This Pandemic

By Jaimie Bloch, Australian Clinical Psychologist This second year of the pandemic has hit harder. And it is been felt a lot more intensely. So it’s never been more important to know how to keep mentally healthy during this pandemic. We are ALL experiencing pandemic fatigue. And when the body and …

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R U OK? It’s OK To Not Be OK

By Yakira Giger R U OK? My automatic reply is always “Yes, I’m fine.” *Smile and wave, smile and wave…* But why? Why do we feel so CONCERNED about voicing the way we REALLY feel? When in fact, what we really want to say is: “Actually, no – I’m not. I …

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What everyone needs to know about PND

by Heather Lindsay, a parenting coach who runs an eight-week PND Recovery Program at Blissed Out Mums November 11 to 18 is  PANDA Week (perinatal anxiety and depression awareness). One in five mums suffer from perinatal anxiety and depression. That’s 20%. That’s huge! By definition, it stands for depression or anxiety that occurs during …