Posts in You as Parents
For Mums and Dads
  • Understanding postnatal depression, birth trauma, new parent anxiety and bonding issues or resentment towards the baby
  • Traumatic births: how to understand what happened, how you might be feeling and where to seek help - for men and women
  • Knowing what's to be expected in the early days and the signs that can be displayed by either parent when help is needed and where to go
  • Looking at how men and women cope and the importance of a parenting constellation and finding your tribe
  • Normalising the fact that not everyone falls in love with their baby instantly and how parenting might not be what you imagined

  • Lots of coping mechanisms derived from CBT therapy techniques

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For Dads
  • Before labour: exploring how you might be feeling and establishing communication lines with your partner now
  • During labour: what not to do and say and how to feel in control
  • Post-labour: if your partner is rushed off to theatre and you're passed your baby, what to do when it comes to feeding and bonding
  • Day 1: the drive home and when the milk comes in
  • How to cope with feeling like a spare part and how to get more involved
  • Bonding with baby and feeling confident about how YOU care for your child
  • The return to work: how you might be feeling, how to keep the bonding process going whilst you're at work and what not to do when it comes to promises you make to your partner
  • Juggling work and home expectations
  • Changing your work/life balance after baby is born (without upsetting the boss)

  • Shared parental leave - what are Dads entitled to

  • Dads can suffer with postnatal depression too - what happens if you struggle with parenthood and why keeping quiet isn't the best approach

  • Coping when your partner goes through a mental health struggle

  • Reaching out to the Dad network beyond your circle of friends

  • Stay at home dads: what this looks like in reality

  • Going from 1 to 2 kids: what does this really look like and essential tips to ensure you feel in control (sort of)

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For Mums

How to feel like 'you' again after having a baby, including:

POSTNATAL STYLE & FASHION

  • What to wear after having a baby and how to gradually phase out maternity wear
  • Where to shop for stylish, savvy and reasonably priced clothing that will look good all day (even with sick on it!)
  • What to wear if breastfeeding
  • How not to wear black all of the time and how to accessorise your existing wardrobe

 

POSTNATAL EXERCISE & NUTRITION

  • Gradual exercise that won't compromise your postnatal body
  • A 12 week exercise programme you can follow through this course week-by-week
  • Being aware of common postnatal body issues that maybe impacted by exercise, such as split tummy muscles, pelvic floor issues, posture, relaxin in your body and your breathing
  • Healthy eating: what to eat to satisfy the postnatal munchies and food that will give you energy and is nutrititious
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