This resource has been designed by Maternal Mental Health NOW to help you feel prepared to adjust to the emotional demands, joys, and stressors of trying to conceive, pregnancy and parenting.
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This week we are celebrating Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week, which focuses on bringing attention to the struggles with mental health that many new and expecting parents face. We worked with parents and community members to curate resources that support parents on their wellness and self-care journey. Check them out here.
Self-Care. What a loaded term. I mean, what mother out there has time for self-care, right? Not to mention that so often self-care feels selfish, self-absorbed, and totally irresponsible when we are needing to care for others, like our children…
Pregnancy and early childhood can be a stressful and overwhelming stage for families, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Fortunately, there are small actions you can take, called ‘self-care,’ to support your mental health and wellbeing on a daily basis.
Strategies to support you and your baby’s health and wellness during this unprecedented and difficult time.
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Insights from Real Colorado Parents
“Don’t feel peer-pressured by everyone that thinks they are the ‘perfect’ parent. The perfect parent doesn’t exist. Bottom line: you know your child better than anyone and don’t let anyone make you believe otherwise. Every child is different and what works for one child doesn’t work for another.”