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Living until you feel alive again - My story of baby loss, grief and healing. baby loss ectopic pregnancy miscarriage perinatal trauma and loss Oct 11, 2023

I can remember it like it was yesterday.

We had booked a private pregnancy scan to meet our baby for the first time. I was lying on the plinth and knew something wasn’t right. I could feel the lady's breathing pattern and body language change and she took a while to speak. Then there it...

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How would the World Change if more Mothers Returned to Work Feeling Supported, Empowered and Valued? returning to work Sep 26, 2023

Fewer than 20% (1 in 5) of all new mothers, and 29% of first-time mothers, return to full-time work in the first three years after maternity leave. This falls to 15% after five years. 

17% of women leave employment completely in the five years following childbirth, compared to just 4% of...

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What are the Benefits of Perineal Massage during Pregnancy? motherhood pregnancy Sep 26, 2023

The perineum is the area of tissue between your vagina and your anus (back passage). Externally it is the area between the vulva and anus the “bridge of muscle” between the two. However, we are 3 dimensional so internally it extends up the depth of your vaginal canal to your anus. It...

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Birth Trauma Awareness Week birth trauma perinatal trauma and loss Aug 09, 2023
 

In July we supported Birth Trauma Awareness Week by sharing lots of advice and content to support you through any experiences of trauma. We wanted to share an overview of this in case you missed it and make sure you have access to some of our free support from our Birth Trauma...

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What is Matrescence? motherhood Jun 29, 2023

Matrescence describes the transformation that we go through as we become a mother. It highlights the change that occurs in our identity and the profound effect that this new and exciting and overwhelming role has on our lives. 

Amy Taylor Kabbaz, a mama of 3, Matrescence Activist and Author...

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Post Natal Anxiety and the Nervous System motherhood perinatal trauma and loss Jun 14, 2023

Within our education pillar of our FLY Mama online support bundles, we share information about the ways in which anxiety can be experienced throughout motherhood.

Anxiety is a common experience and often expected part of being a mother - but it doesn't have to be the norm and it doesn't have to...

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What is Birth Trauma? birth trauma perinatal trauma and loss Jun 14, 2023

TRIGGER WARNING: BIRTH TRAUMA – Please read with care.


What is trauma?

In order to understand what birth trauma is and if you have experienced it yourself, it is useful for us to define what trauma is.

Trauma is described as an experience which causes a deep sense of distress, fear,...

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