Month: February 2018

How you can support someone with birth anxiety

I’ve written a lot about how you can cope with birth anxiety but whilst it’s important for the person suffering to do what they can to deal with it, the people closest to them can help a great deal too. With that in mind, this post is for you to share with your partner or birth partner so they know how best to support you.    Supporting someone with birth anxiety isn’t easy. Their fears might feel irrational or disproportionate. It can be hard to see someone struggling with how they feel. You might feel frustrated that you can’t...

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Helpful people to talk to when you have birth anxiety

As you may have gathered from my posts on 5 things to do if you suffer from birth anxiety and 20 helpful ways to deal with your birth anxiety talking to someone is always on the list. There are lots of reasons for this but most importantly talking will; give you a way to vent any stress or anxieties about the birth help you to organise your thoughts and understand exactly how you are feeling let people around you know you are struggling get you any extra support you need that might help   And whilst talking to anyone will help, there are...

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Twenty helpful ways to deal with your birth anxiety

Having written about birth anxiety: what is it and why is it important and what causes birth anxiety I’m sure that the question left on your lips is – WTF do I do about it…. Well, the previous post in this series (5 things to do if you suffer from birth anxiety) is a great start but sometimes we just want to cut right to it and make the changes that are going to get us feeling better as soon as possible. So without dragging it out anymore, here are twenty tips that will help you to deal with your birth anxiety. Fast....

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Why is it so hard to be confident as a mum

If there is one thing that continues to amaze me it’s this: well educated, well read and well informed women suddenly being riddled with anxiety and insecurity once they have a baby. And I get it. I really do. I’ve had three kids and no amount of book reading or internet surfing can really prepare you for the realities of becoming a mum. We all do it though. We all buy books that will tell us how to birth our babies. We’ll read books or websites that will teach us how to care for a newborn. We’ll ask friends...

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5 things to do if you suffer from birth anxiety

It can seem overwhelming when you are feeling anxious or even terrified of giving birth. If you are pregnant then childbirth is inevitable. It’s that simple. The baby IS going to come out one way or another. So this is one fear you can’t avoid. At all. But that’s OK. We can deal with our fears. I know it’s tempting to curl up under a duvet or try to pretend that it’s not happening. But that’s not going to do you any favours in the long run. Denial is not a good idea. Quite simply, the longer you leave...

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About Kate

I’m a mum of 3 and a Life Coach. I love writing about motherhood and coaching women to help them feel positive, happier and more confident in their role as a mum.

I’m passionate about mental health, body image and relationships plus an avid sci-fi fan, drinker of wine and lover of chocolate.

I’ll tell you the honest truth about motherhood (not the Instagram version) with a little humour and a lot of love x

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