Motherhood and Anxiety

Anxiety is a far more common issue with new mums than postnatal depression. For many women, anxiety, not sadness, is what they feel after having their baby. It can start in pregnancy and once the baby is born to grow to… Continue Reading >

Crisis Fatigue

I have Crisis Fatigue  So, what is this condition?  Well, it is not a real documented medical condition but has been discovered that it can cause stress, low motivation, depression, hopelessness, exhaustion, and mental overload. See my go at a dictionary definition below.  Noun  Being inundated with constant disasters… Continue Reading >

Navigating the Rollercoaster of New Parenthood

By Julie Borninkhof, Chief Executive Officer, Perinatal Anxiety and Depression Australia (PANDA)    Becoming a parent evokes all kinds of emotions and thoughts. Many people find that pregnancy or having a baby is more challenging than they anticipated and it’s… Continue Reading >

How Exercise Can Alleviate Post-Natal Depression

Australian research indicates that 1 in 10 women will experience depression during pregnancy and that 1 in 6 women will experience postnatal depression in the first after the birth of their baby. Signs of antenatal or postnatal depression can include… Continue Reading >

Post-natal depression in fathers of twins or triplets

Caring for twins and triplets can come with an increased risk of developing post-natal depression, not only for mothers but also for the fathers as well. When caring for multiples it puts a lot of additional pressure on the parents…. Continue Reading >

Understanding Postnatal Depression

Perinatal or postnatal depression affects about 15 – 20 per cent of women in Australia. For about 40 per cent of these cases, the symptoms begin in pregnancy and can last up to two years. Even though postnatal depression is… Continue Reading >

The Good Ole Days and Modern Parenting

By Krissy Regan, The Wellness Poet   The Good Ole Days mean different things to different generations and I’m now fondly referring to the good ole days with nostalgia and the mindset that; “Things were better when!”. For me “The… Continue Reading >

Childhood Depression

What is depression? Depression is a low mood that impacts everyday functioning, such as engagement in social interests, home life, leisure activities, and school life that cannot be attributed to an underlying medical condition or other mental health condition. The… Continue Reading >

How can nutrition benefit postnatal depression?

Lana Hirth, Accredited Practising Dietitian Does food impact your mood? With more than 1 in 7 new mums and up to 1 in 10 new dads experiencing postnatal depression (PANDA, 2021), it’s worth exploring all options that can help to… Continue Reading >

Could you have Adrenal Fatigue?

What is Adrenal Fatigue?  Since the turn of this century, Adrenal insufficiency or fatigue has been recognised as a clinical syndrome most commonly caused by our modern hectic lifestyle.  It is a collection of symptoms that appear over time when… Continue Reading >