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To support you on your journey as a new parent, we’ve pulled together some resources and tips to help make the emotional rollercoaster of it all a little smoother!

Emotional Support for New Parents

We know that the early days with your newborn are full of emotions and excitement, but it’s also really normal to feel isolated and overwhelmed. 

To support you on your journey, we’ve pulled together some resources and tips to help make the emotional rollercoaster of it all a little smoother!

Embracing Your Baby Bubble

In the first few weeks and months, it may feel like you’re stuck in a newborn bubble. It’s important that you don’t lose perspective. Remember that this time won’t last forever. Your little one will never be as tiny as they are today again, so soak up every moment. After all, there’s nothing better than newborn cuddles!

Staying Connected

Using the internet to connect with others is a great way to feel safe and supported. Apps like Peanut, Baby Centre and Mush are designed to make it easy to meet, chat and learn from like-minded parents, in your local area, or across the globe!

Express Yourself

Sometimes you can feel great, other times negative emotions loom. It’s vital that you share with others how you’re feeling. Remember, it’s totally normal to feel sad sometimes, especially when you’re adjusting to life with a new baby. Little tips like focusing on positive thoughts and times when you feel good and can pinpoint pick-me-ups that can be helpful in the future.

Asking for Help

After your baby has arrived, your hormones are rapidly adjusting to new levels. This can cause your emotions to fluctuate. You can feel all over the place which is totally normal! If you or your partner are struggling to cope, asking for help is always an option. Whether you reach out to a friend or family member, talk to your health visitor or doctor, or get in touch with a charity for some support and advice, you should never worry about asking for support. 

As the saying goes, a problem shared is a problem halved. There are so many amazing organisations that offer help to parents, no matter what stage you’re at.

Here are just a few...

  • 2020 Mom's vision is for all pregnant and postpartum mothers to have ready access to standardized, evidence-based maternal mental health care from providers they respect and trust.
  • Postpartum Support International aims to increase awareness among public and professional communities about the emotional changes that women experience during pregnancy and postpartum.
  • MMHLA (Maternal Mental Health Leadership Alliance) is a nonpartisan 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the mental health of mothers and childbearing people in the United States with a focus on national policy and health equity. MMHLA advocates for improved maternal mental health care and serves as a clearinghouse of information related to maternal mental health.    
  • March of Dimes leads the fight for the health of all moms and babies. They support research, lead programs and provide education and advocacy so that every family can have the best possible start. 
  • Global Alliance For Maternal Mental Health's aim is to foster the translation of research in perinatal and maternal mental health into better care and outcomes for women and their families wherever they live. This acknowledges the extensive evidence that better mental health in the perinatal period can have a dramatic impact on outcomes for mothers, partners, children, families and society.

The ‘New Normal’

Bringing a baby into the world is emotional or even worrying, never mind when there’s a global pandemic! Everyone’s getting used to the ‘new normal’.

If you’re worried about COVID-19 and how it could affect your new family, take a look at the UNICEF website for more info.