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Bereavement and beyond…

In our Inspiring Stories category, today we are honoured to publish a brief summary of work of David J. Roberts, LMSW, from the USA, who is doing an exemplary work of providing information, support, and resources to individuals and families who have suffered the death of a child or other catastrophic losses. We thought his work could be relevant to the mothers/ families who experience bereavement during pregnancy or post-childbirth period. David is a retired addiction professional and an adjunct professor in the psychology department at Utica College in Utica, New York, USA. Sadly, David experienced the death of a child when his daughter Jeannine...

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Postpartum recovery with yoga

We are delighted to publish this article on postpartum yoga by Anja Brierley Lange.  She is a yoga teacher and yoga teacher-trainer, Aromatherapist, Ayurvedic Practitioner, and Self Care Alchemist.  About the author  Anja is the founder of Yoga Embodied and Soma Aroma. Here she shares her passion for holistic health and wellbeing. Her approach is elective having qualifications and experience in Ayurvedic medicine (BSc, PGDip), yoga, clinical aromatherapy, flower essences amongst others.  Her specialty is in working with women to facilitate space to create healing, and empower women to feel confident and balanced with their menstrual cycle, feminine health, pelvic awareness as well as during...

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Mindfulness as a Shelter for New Mothers

About the author Rebecca Ryan is the author of Mindfulness for Mothers, a renowned Meditation Teacher and Pre and Postnatal Yoga Teacher from Australia. Rebecca also supports the work of IFWIP as a member of the Board of Advisors.   Mindfulness as a Shelter for New Mothers We have been warned by the popular media and psychology academics to “mind the hype” surrounding mindfulness and meditation. Any practice that has been lavished with praise and attention, as mindfulness has, is bound to attract criticism. And rightly so. It’s appropriate to test the veracity of claimed benefits of mindfulness, and also to...

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Use of EFT during pregnancy and the postpartum period

About the author Christine Sutton is a complementary therapist and therapy trainer based in Solihull, UK. She has 15 years experience working with EFT, Reiki, and Reflexology to help deal with emotional issues and increase well-being for her clients. Her client base is very wide but she has a particular interest in supporting people who are dealing with cancer and also, more recently, those who are struggling to either become pregnant or who are having problems during pregnancy or the perinatal period. Christine and her husband Philip Davis teach Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) and Reiki for self-help purposes and they also...

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Q&A with Moment Health CEO Nuala Murphy

We are delighted to announce that Nuala Murphy, CEO, Moment Health is joining us as a member of our Board of Advisors. Today is World Maternal Mental Health Day and we are proud to publish this interview with Moment Health CEO Nuala Murphy.   Please meet the newest member of our Board of Advisors at International Forum for Wellbeing in Pregnancy as she describes her inspirational journey: Q. Why are you so passionate about Maternal Mental Health?
 My career as a marketing director (I became Chartered in 2010 and a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing) has always seen me working...

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When Postpartum Packs a Punch

Declaimer On the start of Maternal Mental Health week, we are delighted to publish this inspirational article written by Kristina Cowan from the United States. Kristina also supports our work as a member of Board of Advisers. About the author A graduate of Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill., Kristina Cowan has more than 20 years of experience as a journalist. She spent five of them researching and writing her debut book, When Postpartum Packs a Punch: Fighting Back and Finding Joy. It's available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, IndieBound, Powell's, and local libraries in the U.S., Canada, and New Zealand. Cowan...

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Dr Narendra Thagunna from Nepal is joining us as a Member of the Board of Advisers

We are delighted to announce that Dr. Narendra Thagunna from Nepal is joining us as a Member of the Board of Advisers. We would like to warmly welcome Dr. Thagunna. We are very grateful to him and all other members of our Board of Advisers for their valuable time in supporting the IFWIP initiative. Dr. Nrendra SinghThagunna, Ph.D. Narendra Sing Thagunna, Ph.D. is a Psychologist contributing in the field of Cross-Cultural Psychology, Suicide prevention, Parenting, Internet Addiction and Psychology in Nepal. He received his Ph.D. in Cross-Cultural Psychology from Kumaun University Nainital in 2010. He received Masters Degree in clinical psychology. He received Bachelor...

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Yoga in pregnancy

Please read our disclaimer policy   We are delighted to publish this article on pregnancy yoga/ prenatal yoga by Anja Brierley Lange.  She is a yoga teacher and yoga teacher-trainer, Aromatherapist, Ayurvedic Practitioner, and Self Care Alchemist.  About the author  Anja is the founder of Yoga Embodied and Soma Aroma. Here she shares her passion for holistic health and wellbeing. Her approach is elective having qualifications and experience in Ayurvedic medicine (BSc, PGDip), yoga, clinical aromatherapy, flower essences amongst others.  Her specialty is in working with women to facilitate space to create healing, and empower women to feel confident and balanced with...

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‘Have you seen that girl?’

We are delighted to feature the inspirational work of Mrs. Lindsay Robinson from Northern Ireland (UK). Lindsay lives in Belfast, Northern Ireland with her husband, Mr. Gavin Robinson, and son Reuben. She is the founder of 'Have you seen that girl?' With her tireless work and campaign, Lindsay has given hope to many mothers (and families) affected by perinatal mental health conditions and encouraged them to seek help early. Lindsay also supports our work as a member of the Board of Advisers of IFWIP.     Please find the brief summary of her work:   'Have you seen that girl?' is...

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Let’s join the dots..

Dr. Kat, Founder of renowned Mom & Mind, recently published a podcast interview with IFWIP Founder, Dr. Raja Gangopadhyay. Please find the details of the interview below: 'Team Approach and Global Understanding of Perinatal Mental Health'   To hear the podcast, please follow the link here.     Dr. Gangopadhyay discussed the importance of multidisciplinary care with regards to wellbeing in pregnancy and perinatal period. He emphasised the need for working together with everyone to ensure every mother (and family) receive the appropriate care and support they need from every part of the world.   To learn about Dr. Kats's work,...

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