Post Partum

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How connecting with other mums online helped me get through the loneliness of a global pandemic

Connecting With Other Mums Online is something I never thought would impact my life so much, but here I am 15 months after setting up my The Swan Effect Mum Instagram account and writing about how these lovely online strangers, almost all mums themselves have helped me in more ways than I can explain.
If you’re a mum and feeling overwhelmed or alone, then please make the jump and set yourself a mum account and meet 100’s of likeminded women.

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3 Things New Mothers Don’t Expect Once They Bring Baby Home

If you’re anything like me, pregnancy changes your social interactions.
Friends start asking how you’re doing more often and complete strangers strike up conversations as though you are actually friends. This typically happens for months as you move through the second and third trimester.

Between freezer meal prepping with family, weekly OB appointments, a baby shower, and people asking “when are you due?” you may feel this is your new normal. Is it?

Today our guest post is Kelly, who will be discussing what new mothers don’t expect once they bring baby home

Coping with postnatal depression

Coping with Postnatal Depression during a pandemic and 5 charities that you can reach out to for support and Help.

You are not alone. So many new mums are out there coping with postnatal depression. Here we look at the symptoms, we have a chat with a new mum coming out of the other end of postnatal depression and also provide a list of charities to reach out to if you are struggling with your mental health after having your baby. The pandemic has made pregnancy and motherhood harder than normal and there is no shame in reaching out for help.

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my mum blog needs your Honest Parenting Stories

Hi everyone, I hope you’re all ok and if you are still in lockdown, that it’s not going too badly and you’re taking this time to spend quality time for yourself, your family and each other. I have an idea for my mum blog… But I need your help ladies! If you have been reading …

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