Coping with Miscarriage


Miscarriage is probably the most hidden form of grief experienced by any woman. Statistics suggest that the risk of miscarriage under 12 weeks in known pregnancy is 1:5, increasing to 1:4 in women with a raised BMI. This can frequently lead to anxiety and depression. (Tommy’s) Women suffering a miscarriage […]

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Breast feeding guilt


I have a confession. I failed at breast feeding. I always thought I’d got the right equipment so to speak and with a background in healthcare as both a nurse and a midwife; I knew the benefits of breast feeding so for me it was a no-brainer to breast feed. When we had […]

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Dealing with Post Natal Depression (PND)


When you have a baby there is a certain expectation that you’ll be overjoyed by the whole experience. You’ve got through the birth, you’re home safe and sound and you have a gorgeous baby to nurture so why wouldn’t you be elated? For the majority of women, this is indeed […]

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Dealing with infertility


When you’re dealing with the difficulties of infertility, whether you have a diagnosis of its cause or not, life can become a constant round of thermometers, calendars, strategically placed pillows and a complete lack of spontaneity. The practical elements of trying to conceive are a very valid part of enabling […]

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Fear of Pregnancy


We often hear of women having a fear of childbirth, but it’s amazing how many women fear pregnancy itself. This can come from a number of reasons and because of the nature of the fear, it is often unseen as it can be strong enough to leave women avoiding pregnancy […]

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Normal emotions during pregnancy & post birth


When women are pregnant, there is a huge expectation that they should be happy and glowing the whole time.  For some mums-to-be this is indeed the case.  The reality of pregnancy for some, however, can be quite different.  You may find that in early pregnancy you feel really tired or […]

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Cracking the New Parent Code – 7 amazing secrets for new parents


When you become a new parent – whether it’s for the first time or the fifth, it can feel a little overwhelming. Here are my 7 top tips to reducing the feeling of overwhelm and making sure that you really enjoy the time you have with your baby in those […]

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Brain Working Recursive Therapy® – what is it and how can it help?


You probably haven’t heard of Brain Working Recursive Therapy® or BWRT® as we like to shorten it to.  The reason is that it’s very new.  Brain Working Recursive Therapy® was created in 2011 by Terence Watts, a therapist, author of many books and training courses and principal of the Essex […]

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Is there such a thing as a perfect parent?


Many years ago, I heard a wonderful comment about parenthood; ‘The only perfect parents are those without children’. Being childless at the time, I could still see the depth of what was implied in this jovial saying. It’s so easy to look in from the outside and form an opinion […]

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New Year, New You, Less Overwhelm


So the last of the tinsel is put away and you’re still finding bits everywhere. You’ve got through Christmas and the New Year and you might well have started to focus on what you want from 2015. It’s so easy to fall into the same trap every year; the resolutions […]

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