Category Archives: Cara’s posts

Understanding blankets on prams and how sunshades work

I don’t normally take to the blog on controversial issues but a story from a Swedish newspaper has made my blood boil. The news  at the heart of this claims that parents are risking their children’s lives by putting blankets over their prams in hot weather. This to me is scaremongering for publicity rather than a responsibly…

Breaking the silence on Post Natal Depression

Over recent days we’ve been speaking to lots of different women (and some men) about the effects of Post Natal Depression, and about the stigma that surrounds it.   This ss affects around one in ten women in the UK and yet there are still such huge barriers that keep us from talking about it,…

Maternal Mental Health: our voices count

We’ve been reading lots lately about the ways in which new mums are being supported by mental health professionals and it seems increasingly clear that standards are not actually uniform across the country. How was it for you? What were you told about antenatal depression, the baby blues and post natal depression? How prepared were…