UVic study looks at impact of sleep on mothers and postpartum anger

Global News Morning BC • May 8, 2022

UVic Nursing professor Christine Ou explains how a lack of sleep can affect the emotional connection between a mother and her child.

    Give the Gift of Sleep to Moms with Babies this Mother’s Day 

    The Conversation • May 4, 2022

    Many possibilities for gifts come to mind to acknowledge Mother’s Day for new mothers — family and friends think about flowers or brunch. But because inadequate rest is often a key source of distress for mothers, we need to consider giving mothers the gift of sleep.

      How to improve your relationship after having kids

      by Natalie Stechyson for Huffington Post • 2020

      At first, my husband and I were so grossly in love that our mutual friends would gag when we kissed and referred to us as “Nian,” because we were so glued to each other’s sides that our individual names (Natalie and Ian) were no longer relevant or necessary.

        We need to talk about postpartum rage

        by Laura Fox for Medium • 2019

        I am very open about the fact I am recovering from postpartum depression. Although I feel anxious before I open up about my experiences, I can reassure myself that it’s very likely that I will be accepted. Awareness of maternal mental health has improved and there is even a World Maternal Mental Health Day that is acknowledged by many people on social media. Celebrity mothers, such as Stacey Solomon and Alanis Morrisette, have talked about their postpartum depression candidly and helped to reduce the stigma.

          Postpartum rage is the brutal symptom of depression and anxiety no one talks about

          by Natalie Stechyson for Huffington Post• 2019

          I’ll always remember the terrified looks on the faces of my colleagues as I screamed full-force at an empty bottle and writhed around in a puddle of spilled milk while sobbing.

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