Category Archives: Depression & Anxiety After Birth

Keeping calm and carrying on for mental health

At work, in our kitchen, is a poster with words of inspiration – apparently. I however, have tried to purposefully avoid reading it, until the other day when I sat down for a meeting and it was right in front … Continue reading

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The key to surviving life with a newborn

The key to surviving life with a newborn is low expectations. Lower. Even lower. There you go. Remember all those things you had imagined pre-baby, you know that picture of you putting your little one down for a nap and … Continue reading

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Simple ways to get out the door with your new baby

Congratulations on the birth of your new baby! You are finally home and getting used to life as a family.  Now that you’re settled, the itch to venture outside your four walls may have started. But the thought of where to … Continue reading

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The secret to raising a smart, healthy baby; it’s not what you think

Expose them to nature. The benefits of nature during childhood are endless: Nature enhances creativity, problem-solving and curiosity as it provides endless opportunities for learning with tons of exciting things to play with. You may find both you and your … Continue reading

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How to get the info you need, when you need it

Don’t miss another email! HaltonParents’ eBulletins are delivered to your inbox as baby grows. They keep you up-to-date on what you need to know and what you’ve been wondering about with your baby or toddler. I’ve been getting these emails for my … Continue reading

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11 life hacks for taking care of yourself when you’ve got a baby

May 2 was Maternal Mental Health Day! I like to think of it as a day for us mothers to think about ways we can promote our own mental well-being. And Mother’s Day is coming – a day to support and … Continue reading

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Why your circle of support is so important after baby

As a  nurse I’ve had the privilege of working with new parents in the early days after their child is born.  I often get to hear stories about their birth experiences: the beautiful, upsetting, and the “not what I was … Continue reading

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