Did you know that Post Natal Depression affects 10-15% of women and it is a recognised mental health condition?
Sun, Friendship and Exercise
— Emma Goodman, May 22, 2018
Pregnant women and new mothers in a quarter of the UK still have no access to specialist mental health services. Source: https://www.rcm.org.uk/news-views-and-analysis/news/maternal-mental-health-awareness
This is something that is very close to my heart as I was affected by it after the birth of my second child, Archie. With quick action from my health visitor, medication and counselling I was soon on my way to better health, I know others aren’t so lucky.
When I set up my Buggy Fitness class 11 years ago, I naively thought it was all about the exercise, but the years have taught me it is about so much more. Getting out in the fresh air and chatting amongst their peers are great mood boosters and can have a positive impact on mental health.
Have you or do you know anyone that has recently had a baby, I would love to meet them at my next course which starts in June – a great time of year to be outdoors?