Anxiety in pregnancy

Anxiety in pregnancy

Anxiety in pregnancy is currently estimated to affect around 15% of women. Through my work in supporting women in preparing for birth and pregnancy, anxiety is something that I see a lot and, dare I say, I think the numbers are probably higher. When women are feeling...
Thomas Verny, Father of Prenatal Psychology

Thomas Verny, Father of Prenatal Psychology

Prenatal psychology is an area of psychology that looks at the psychological changes that women go through from conception to¬†postpartum. If you’re going to better understand your fears and anxieties during pregnancy then I think understanding prenatal...
The Maternal Brain, with Jodi Pawluski

The Maternal Brain, with Jodi Pawluski

Today’s podcast is all about the maternal brain and the neuroscience of pregnancy, birth, postpartum and parenting. A few months back I shared an article about the maternal brain on my Facebook page and it went a bit nuts. It’s since been shared over 40...
The 4 TRUE causes of fear of birth and pregnancy

The 4 TRUE causes of fear of birth and pregnancy

There has been a lot of debate recently around fear of birth and tokophobia, the pathological fear of birth and pregnancy. Much of this debate has centred on the culprits that are being blamed for the rise in women experiencing fear of birth and these culprits have...
The Psychology of Pregnancy, with Leah Butler-Smith

The Psychology of Pregnancy, with Leah Butler-Smith

The psychology of pregnancy doesn’t often get discussed and I don’t know why, so today I’m remedying that. Pregnancy and the journey of motherhood are such a huge time of change that it’s no wonder that there are psychological implications. The...
Being pregnant with PTSD

Being pregnant with PTSD

This week it’s maternal Mental Health Matters Awareness Week here in the UK and to honour it, I’m delighted to be talking to Susanne Grant about being pregnant with PTSD, birth trauma or baby loss. Not long ago Susanne found herself pregnant with PTSD as a...