Author: Happy New Mum

Happy New Mum is the real experience, from real mums. We are here to help. A group of mums sharing their experiences on pregnancy, post-birth, breastfeeding, work-life balance, and more.

Going Back to Work after Maternity Leave

I keep having these realisations…. I. am. a. Mom. ***Looking in the mirror, “Yes, I am a Mom.” When I called the GP to set up an appointment for my son to get his injections at 8 weeks old, the receptionist asked, “Hi, how may I help you?” I said, “Uh…Um Hi, I’m good, I have […]

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[Mental Health Awareness Week] OCD Caused Her to Have Sexually Intrusive Thoughts

Kim French opens up and shares her story about living with OCD which caused her to have sexually intrusive thoughts after she became a mother. It’s unsurprising to us that Kim’s OCD was amplified after she had her daughter, this has happened to many woman in our community. For some reason the stress and chemical imbalance of […]

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#This_Is_Motherhood Interview with Kirsty from @Winnettes

The #this_is_motherhood community was created to normalise the “not so normal” moments of motherhood by sharing real stories from real mamas. ⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ There’s so much pressure to feel a certain way about our role as mother, from society but more so from ourselves. We need to remind ourselves that whatever choice we make IS right and […]

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#This_Is_Motherhood Interview with Carly from @Carmarmoo

Through our hashtag community #This_Is_Motherhood we feature mums who share the truth about motherhood, and how to prioritise self-care on a more regular basis so we can live more happy and fulfilling lives. We we’re very excited to interview Carly from Carmarmoo because of the genuine community she has built and her passion for self-care and learning. […]

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Support Mother’s Who Have Lost or Injured Children #MuffinsforMidwives

We’re excited to support Maternity Worldwide, a charity dedicated to reducing the number of women and babies dying or injured in pregnancy and childbirth by training midwives and skilled birth attendants in low income countries. They improve access to health centres and hospitals, providing communities with maternal and newborn health information and empowering women to become […]

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#This_Is_Motherhood Interview with Luella & Rose “Be Kind To Yourself”

Through our hashtag community #This_Is_Motherhood we feature mums who share the truth about motherhood, and how to prioritise self-care on a more regular basis so we can live more happy and fulfilling lives. We we’re very excited to interview Luella & Rose because of her passion and creativity, she shares her deeply personal story as a lifestyle content creator/blogger […]

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Postpartum Depression: Don’t Worry, You’re Not Alone

Written By Mom Loves Best Postpartum depression is defined as the depression that may occur for a new mother following the birth of her child. It arises due to a combination of hormonal changes, fatigue, and the psychological adjustments experienced at the onset of motherhood. However, due to the normal stresses of becoming a parent, it […]

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Dear Breasts, Though You Be But Little You Are Fierce

Dear Breasts, We have been through some tough times together. I remember the days when we couldn’t wait to grow up. In middle school, we wanted to wear a bra for the sake of being able to tell your friends “I am wearing a bra.” You were too small and flat to fit into a properly […]

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When Did Parenting Become So Fixed?

Being a mum is lonely or at least it is at times. Am I alone in feeling this? Don’t get me wrong I have people around me, Hubby, my mum but I still feel lonely. Maybe it’s because I left having a child until I was a bit older (although still just in my thirties), […]

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5 Tips for Returning to Work After Maternity Leave

Your maternity leave may be the longest length of time you take away from the office. But before you know it, you’ll be tucking away your yoga pants and reacquainting yourself with your work wardrobe. If you’re planning a pregnancy or starting the adoption process, it’s never too early to plan time away from work […]

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