Humans are social beings and for women particularly, connecting with others after giving birth is really important. New mothers especially, benefit from the emotional support they gather from other mothers who are going through similar experiences. You’ll find you share a common currency, e.g., your babies, which will help you to find other ways to connect with parents.
Most people have heard about postnatal depression, but did you know that Dad’s get depression too? It’s called ‘paternal depression’ and it’s a common experience for men.
Up to 1 in 10 Dads will experience it either during the pregnancy or after baby arrives.
It’s important to recognise that feeling anxious, sad or overwhelmed at times is a co...
Expecting twins or more can be a very different experience than a ‘normal’ pregnancy when carrying one baby. Apart from the obvious, like increased size and movements, there’s also more stress on the mother’s body and greater likelihood of her developing pregnancy complications.
Being a FIFO (fly in/fly out) worker brings unique challenges to family life. The usual routines which keep things ticking smoothly along become fundamentally different when one parent needs to do the work of two at home. And although the majority of FIFO workers are men, more women are also taking on the role of working away for periods of time.