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Counselling sessions for first time mothers

*Collaborative post.

Having a baby for the first time is an exciting experience. I remember how exciting it was for me over 5 years ago while I was pregnant with the Kiddies. Like most first time mothers to be, it is an experience I can never forget. Having said, the whole pregnancy process is brand new so there is always a bit of anxiety for most new mothers. And for some other mothers to be, the whole period of pregnancy, the thought of child-birth and life after can be pretty scary.

Pregnancy can be so scary for pregnant women, and the fear can even cause problems in your relationship with your spouse/partner, because it may feel hard to describe your feelings. These issues can even cause couples to drift apart, which usually leads to other family issues. Which is why I believe every first time mother should be offered at least one counselling session while pregnant.

 

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First time mothers to be should have counselling sessions

I believe every first time mother to be should be offered some counselling sessions. These counselling sessions should be carried out by a qualified therapist. The sessions can be incorporated with the ante natal classes. I think pregnant women will really benefit from some form of counselling to prepare them for motherhood and the life and body changes that come with it. You can read more about these counselling sessions here.

There are so many side effects of pregnancy and child-birth no one really talks about. The pregnancy books try to explain them but nothing really prepares you. I read so many pregnancy books, but I remember how shocked I was when I looked at my stomach for the first time after delivery. It didn’t look like mine. It was flappy and looked deflated. So having someone to answer your questions and shed light on issues you may be facing would be a life saver for many mothers to be.

 

Hormones can trigger a mental health issue

Many pregnant women have no idea how the strain of pregnancy will affect their body, mental and physical health. The pregnancy hormones can make women feel more anxious and ‘low’. Some pregnant women develop a mental health problem during pregnancy or within a year of giving birth, which is referred to as the ‘perinatal period’. Here are some examples of perinatal mental health illness –

  • Perinatal obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Antenatal depression
  • Postnatal depression
  • Anxiety
  • Postpartum psychosis
  • Tokophobia (extreme fear of childbirth)
  • Postpartum post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

 

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I wish I had the opportunity to speak with to a licensed counsellor about my mental health while pregnant for the first time. Being able to speak with a therapist would have answered many of questions and put my mind at rest. And I know many women feel the exact same way. Having that safe place to pour out your mind and speak about what ever issues or feelings you might be having would make the whole pregnancy process a lot easier for many.

 

What are your thoughts on this? Do you think first time mothers to be should have counselling sessions? Please share in the comment section below. Thanks for stopping by.

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Wedding Perfumes for the Bride

*In collaboration with Cosmetify”.

An outfit is never complete without a good spritz of perfume. I use perfumes pretty much everyday. I like smelling nice. A good fragrance has the power to wake up my senses and put me in the right mood. Which is why I am never without bottles of perfume. For a bride on her big day, she needs a long-lasting perfume with a lovely fragrance. Weddings are usually very busy especially for the bride. The last thing any bride would need is to sweat and smell funky on her big day. Which is why I am taking part in the #WeddingReady Campaign with Cosmetify. I like everyone (especially brides) to smell good everyday and at weddings.

 

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For those who don’t know, Cosmetify is a beauty discovery website with a wide range of products (over 100,000 products) from thousands of brands. It is a comparison site for the beauty lovers. On the website, you can shop everything beauty, from makeup and skincare products, to perfumes and haircare gadgets.

A bride must smell nice on her wedding day. It is a busy day and most times, the wedding dress can make you feel extra warm, which is why you need a perfume that would stand the test of time and still smell nice. Here are 3 of my current favourite perfumes. I think they would work great as wedding day perfumes for the bride –

 

 

Tom Ford Noir Pour Femme

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I have been raving about this lovely Tom Ford’s Fragrance on social media in the last couple of days. If you are after a long-lasting lovely fragrance, then you need to check out Tom Ford Noir Pour Femme. It is such an amazing perfume. I have recently started using it, and I love it so much. This perfume would work great for a bride on her wedding day. The oriental floral scent has won my heart.

 

 

D&G The Only One 2

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This is another perfume I really like. It smells amazing and is so long-lasting. I have recently started using this Dolce & Gabbana perfume and I cannot fault it. It ticks all my fragrance boxes and comes in such a beauty bottle. I think every bride should wear this perfume on her wedding day. It is definitely a wedding perfume.

 

 

Perry Ellis 360 Collection Rose Perfume

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The Perry Ellis 360 Collection Rose Perfume is another great wedding perfume. It is more affordable than the Tom Ford and Dolce & Gabbana, but it smells really nice. I love the light floral fragrance. It is worth trying if you are a bride on a budget. This fragrance would leave you smelling nice all day long.

 

What do you think of these 3 perfumes? Have you used any of these before? Do you have any other wedding perfumes to recommend?

 

 

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