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happy-baby-eating-in-high-chair
Bean is sitting in his high chair staring at me with an obstinate glint in his eyes, his mouth shut, as I try to give him a spoonful of food. He swings his arm, batting the spoon away and the food goes everywhere. Before I can even think about...
relationship-couple-sitting-outdoors
Intimacy is not something parents usually visit the paediatrician about. Having said this, we deal with the “product” of intimacy and have a very keen interest in ensuring that the family unit stays strong if we are to have happy, well-adjusted children under our care. My first encounter with a...
mother-with-baby-postnatal-depression
“My kids drive me crazy!” This is something most of us have said or thought at some stage, while feeling overwhelmed by the demands of parenting. Yet, many mothers stare more severe psychological problems (particularly postpartum depression) in the face and will need professional help to overcome this obstacle. As...
woman-after-becoming-a-new-mom
Are you going through those confusing early days as a new parent, or are you a more experienced parent who thinks they could be doing a better job? I think we will always be our own worst enemies, and be more critical of us than we deserve. As a first-time...
woman-with-pnd-post-natal-depression
What should be the most wonderful time of a mother’s life can quickly descend into inky blackness, fringed by episodes of psychotic madness, irrational thoughts and an overwhelming whirling spiral as you lose control of your sanity. Sometimes the baby blues become far more frightening than a mere couple of...
sad-woman-after-miscarriage
So your friend decides to forget the “12 week rule” and tells her family and social networks she is pregnant. She knows the stats – one in four pregnancies ends in miscarriage – but she wants to have the support of family and friends around her in case she...
dad-with-postnatal-depression
Over the past few years, there has been an increase in media reports about postnatal depression and other maternal mental illnesses, and campaigns have led to greater understanding about the need for more specialist services. Although this is encouraging, very little is said about fathers. But men can get...
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