Becoming parents is a marvellous time for many couples, and for others it can be rough, even leading to relationship breakdown.
The lovely Janine Rudin over at Birth and Baby Basics asked me to write a couple of articles on preparing your relationship for the birth, as well as ideas on how to manage things afterwards.
Janine is an inspiring antenatal teacher, doula, baby massage instructor and postnatal educator, who’s been providing a unique combination of professional support and services from pregnancy through to life as a young family on Tyneside since 2008.
I’m lucky enough to be a mother, but when my baby arrived it was by no means plain sailing. At times it felt like my husband, new baby and I were in a tiny boat on very stormy seas. We had very little support close by at that time and I suffered from post-natal depression. Eventually my marriage broke down, which at the time was really tough, but gave me the motivation to heal, as well as learn how to help others who might be in a similar position.
Go and take a look at Janine’s fab Birth and Baby Basics website and see what I wrote here .. and here.
I would love to hear what you think about becoming a parent? Did you struggle? Any tips? Any hopes or worries you’d like to share?
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