Maternal Mental Health Feature – Lauren-Eden Penn

A big welcome to guest blogger Lauren-Eden Penn! Lauren (Loz) writes about her experiences of maternal mental health with recommendations for others in similar situations. Lauren transformed adversity into entrepreneurship with her media brand Loz Creates and, creating an inspirational range of journals and notepads for improving mental health.  This week has been maternal mental health week, a week dedicated […]

Anxiety in Pregnancy – 7 Reasons Why You Could Be Vulnerable

You’ve no doubt heard about postnatal depression but you many not be aware of how common anxiety in pregnancy is. So common in fact, it’s often dismissed as a normal symptom of expecting a baby by loved ones. However, anxiety in pregnancy can be  all encompassing and debilitating for mothers, sucking out the pleasure of moments and […]

A Simple Guide to Postnatal Depression for New Mothers

One of the most common mental health concerns after becoming a new mother is postnatal depression. With up to 15 mothers out of every 100 challenged by this treatable condition, today I’ll show you how to identify this condition early, and what to do if it happens to you.  As a teenage mother, I can […]

Are Raspberries safe to eat in pregnancy?

Raspberries can cause some confusion in pregnancy because of the well known Rasberry Leaf tea which should only be used in the last two weeks before your due date. This article covers the many benefits of resh and frozen raspberries at any time during pregnancy. Raspberries are delicious and packed with many health-boosting benefits in […]

Inflammation Control Smoothie

Smoothie Recipe makes 1 serving (about 12ounces) Smoothie Ingredients 1/2 cup blackberries or raspberries (or raspberry nutritional powder) nb: Raspberries are a safe fruit to eat (when fully washed, or frozen or cooked) in every trimester and in early pregnancy. 1/2 cup of citrus fruit (e.g., tangerine, orange, mandarin, papaya, mango, guava, apricot, nectarine, etc.) 1 large collard green […]