#youarenotabadmother if you can´t conceive a child. Infertility is neither a punishment nor a sign.

#youarenotabadmother if you can´t conceive a child. Infertility is neither a punishment nor a sign. Infertility is a distressing process that generates tension in women and their partners. They do not need advice or empty words, just support – let´s care for women. Our society sends contradictory messages to women – on the one hand,…

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#youarenotabadmother if you could not or decided not to breastfeed your baby.

#youarenotabadmother if you could not or decided not to breastfeed your baby. The bond with your baby is built every day in many ways. Breastfeeding difficulties require expert support that is respectful of mothers´ rights. Mothers don´t need pressure, they need to be understood – let´s care for mothers. Breastfeeding should something to enjoy. However,…

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#youarenotabadmother if you have OCD, anxiety, depression, trauma or grief

#youarenotabadmother if you have OCD, anxiety, depression, trauma or grief. You have the right to receive assistance. Mothers with psychological distress or mental health issues usually feel guilty or ashamed about reaching out for the professional help they require. Let´s offer to help – let´s care for mothers. One out of five mothers may suffer…

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#youarenotabadmother if you need help after you give birth

#youarenotabadmother if you need help after you give birth. Motherhood requires social support. The postpartum period in the human species is designed to happen within a maternal social network. Support from other mothers helps make the experience a better one and prevents psychological distress. Let´s create those networks – let´s care for mothers.   If…

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#youarenotabadmother: A campaign against stigma and blame

    The first World Maternal Mental Health Day was celebrated in 2016, and is commemorated every year in the first Wednesday of May – this year, May 6th 2020. World Maternal Mental Health Day was launched to raise awareness about mental health problems in the perinatal period, so as to encourage women to seek…

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