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WHAT IS MATERNAL MENTAL HEALTH?

Dr Jo Gee by Hester B Photography

WHAT ARE WE ACTUALLY TALKING ABOUT WHEN WE SAY ‘MATERNAL MENTAL HEALTH’?

We’ve heard about the illnesses you can be diagnosed with, or the labels you can choose to identify with. Like all mental health, there’s a spectrum from mild/moderate experiences (like mine), to severe and potentially life-threatening conditions. These include antenatal/postnatal depression and anxiety, maternal OCD, PTSD, birth trauma and postpartum psychosis. Every issue of Motherdom will bring you stories from mums who’ve been through ‘mental ill health’, as well as advice from leading experts in the field. But even if you’ve never experienced anything like this, you can still work on your own mental health as a parent.

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About Motherdom Magazine

If you're a parent with kids under 5 and you're interested in maintaining positive mental wellbeing, this is for you. Motherdom’s first issue is packed full of real life stories about maternal mental health, expert pieces from perinatal healthcare and wellbeing practitioners, and practical stuff too - mindfulness for you and your kids, yummy recipes and physical exercises you can do at home! Motherdom has been created by former BBC journalist and mum-of-two Anna Ceesay, who also went through her own maternal mental health issues. Issue 1's theme is "You're not alone".