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It’s ok to not be ok

By Yakira Giger Are you 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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5 warning signs of perinatal anxiety and depression

By Ruby Matley Perinatal mental health is an important topic and SHOULD be talked about. It is a crucial element of prenatal care. For many women, pregnancy can be an emotional time. We can go through ups and downs as we enter new phases over the nine months, worrying about …

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11 signs you might have PND

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 post-natal depression or anxiety has …

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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 …