We have released a new article about Postnatal depression in men: What are the signs, and how can you help. Postnatal depression in men is relatively common—the whole family benefits when we know the signs of postnatal depression in men. Read and learn how to protect dad’s mental health during pregnancy and after birth and where to find help.
"Parenting books promising to save our sleep (and tame our toddlers) and the yummy mummy movement have something in common. Both contemporary trends capitalise on women’s fear of motherhood. Or that’s what I think, anyway. As a second-time parent there is something now peculiar to me about how frightened we all are of the transforming effect of motherhood."
Jade Beall is an amazing woman with an amazing mission. Rebelling against the world of air brushing and digital enhancement that proliferates our society, she seeks to shine a light on genuine beauty and the stories behind it. While photographers create glorious images of bellies ripe with babies, how many come back afterwards to photograph the beauty of the post birth body." This article by Yvette Barton gives information about a KickStarter project for A Beautiful Body Book Project.
"In the dead of night in October, 2009, I gave birth to my fourth baby. The room was dim, and the air had a sombre peacefulness to it. I had gone nearly two weeks overdue with this baby, and I hadn’t been in a hurry to meet her; in fact, I would have been quite happy to remain pregnant indefinitely." This article by Kirrilee Heartman tells her story and experience with postnatal depression.
Bouncing Back Postpartum - The pressure in society upon women to have the ‘ideal’ figure is great. Every week leading media outlets release magazines full of pictures of celebrities sporting flat stomachs, toned muscles and winning smiles. While as a group we can lay claim to a firm belief that the female body is beautiful in any form, there are still many women who look at these images and consider their own body inferior by comparison.
Wondering what to do with your placenta? “Well you also have the option to encapsulate your placenta and ingest it.”........ blank stares, open mouths, nervous giggles, or simply no registration at all. This is the normal response I see when talking about the third stage of labour in my calmbirth® classes. I have been encapsulating women’s placentas for over two years now and what once seemed to me like sacred “ooga booga” has now reached the brink of mainstream.
The Postnatal Woman: What to Expect. An article by Jane Palmer Information available to women once they have a baby is sadly lacking. All the focus of information is mainly on the pregnancy and birth. The postnatal period begins from birth and ends when the baby is six weeks of age. The postnatal period is a very special time where women undergo the transition into motherhood.