Dr Carla Runchman is a Clinical Psychologist, mum of one, founder of Mama Diary and author of ‘Mama Notes’, a notebook for the first 12 weeks of motherhood to help mums focus on their emotional well-being. Together with space to make notes on newborn essentials such as feeding and nappies, each week has a well-being focus with ideas or activities to try, and journal pages with prompts to help you reflect on the important moments of these early weeks.
Vaginas – not exactly something that is talked about much. Lots of alternative words are used, lots of references to ‘bits’ and ‘down below’ and LOTS of interference with them before, during and and after pregnancy and childbirth, yet there is still such a taboo about anything involving them. You might hear someone asking to […]
I don’t know about you but I have always been very grateful for the NHS. It’s clear that there are numerous pressures and inefficiencies but the care has always been good, sometimes it’s been outstanding. Having said that, things do happen and there are situations where a patient may experience medical negligence. Medical negligence means that […]
Pregnancy can affect so many things can’t it? It’s not enough that we put ourselves through the pain of labour, but there are all sorts of ailments and problems with our bodies that can arise out of having a baby. How does pregnancy change your teeth/gums? Changes in your hormones during pregnancy can cause your […]
As you will know if you follow the blog on a regular basis, I am not a smoker nor have I ever been. Smoking isn’t something that I am a fan of in any way. I’m a cross to the other side of the street to avoid a smoker kind of person to be honest. […]
Your family’s health is of top priority to you, and of course your own health is important too. Sometimes you might not be satisfied with the standards of health care your family is receiving, or you might be unsure that you’re doing everything you can to keep everyone healthy. Naturally, you want to ensure that […]
I have never smoked, never even picked up a cigarette. Smoking is something I feel very strongly about. Smoking killed all four of my grandparents, three of them had died by the time I was ten. Smoking, robbed me of my grandparents. I’m the person that will cross my entire family across the road to […]
If you’re part way through your maternity leave, or you’ve been raising a small child and are considering what to do when you go back to work, then you’re probably feeling a little bit overwhelmed as the time approaches. There’s a lot to think about, but the key is to stay relaxed and focused on […]