Monthly Archives: September 2017

We’re In This Together: Leigh

We’re In This Together is a photography series, coordinated in partnership with the Pacific Post Partum Support Society and the Good Mother Project, that offers messages of encouragement, hope, support and love to new parents.   For more information on how you can share your message, please visit: http://goodmotherproject.com/were-in-this-together   #youareenough #ppd #anxiety #maternalmentalhealth #postpartum… Read more »

We’re In This Together: Catriona’s Story

I thought I knew how stressful breastfeeding could be. When I worked as a Research Genetic Counsellor on a study of postpartum mental health I did home visits with new mums and heard time and again about the stresses of breastfeeding. I heard from mum after mum that breastfeeding was the number one source of… Read more »

We’re In This Together: Janice

We’re In This Together is a photography series, coordinated in partnership with the Pacific Post Partum Support Society and the Good Mother Project, that offers messages of encouragement, hope, support and love to new parents.   For more information on how you can share your message, please visit: http://goodmotherproject.com/were-in-this-together      

Fighting the fall into chaos

This blog post is three weeks late. It got lost in the messiness of a new season. I thought I had a handle on everything. But my eldest started high school, and it threw our household into disarray. It feels like he turned into a teenager overnight, and then there was so much to do… Read more »

We’re In This Together: Lauren’s Story

My son was born after an induced labour at 38 weeks. To say I was overwhelmed and unprepared for parenthood would be an understatement. I struggled from the beginning with feelings of sadness, despair, and a distinct lack of bonding with my child, who was colicky and woke every 20 minutes for the first 5… Read more »