There’s no doubt about it, parenting is stressful, wonderful, but stressful. With the help of various professionals I have worked with through MAMA Life London and who have contributed to the blogs I have been able find out about some great stress-busting tips that really work.
Niki Wilson, shares how she managed to put a positive spin on her life after the struggle with her health and mental illness following the birth of her first child. She now practices and teaches mindfulness. Read on to find out more.
Three days into the the birth of my first baby I woke up fighting back the tears. I should have been happy, it was my 30th birthday, I had my gorgeous baby boy in my arms, my husband by my side, but I had also experienced a traumatic start to motherhood having lost my dad when I was six months pregnant.
The nights started drawing in. The days got shorter, the darkness grew longer. Sleep was still a massive issue for me. A lot of times I would put it down to my son and some of it was, but a lot of it was my mind keeping me up. I was Googling Sudden Infant Death Syndrome frequently in the middle of the night. Totally paranoid that my son wasn't safe.