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.
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.
Insights from Real Colorado Parents
“After having a traumatic birth and having to return to work just a few weeks later I was experiencing some anxiety and sought a counselor to help work through it.”