A hard beginning

Lucy lives in country northern NSW Australia, and faced many challenges during her first months as a mother. But during this time, Lucy learnt a lot about herself, and her own limitations. This is Lucy’s story about becoming a mother. During my labour, I learnt a lot about my limits. I had great support people, … Continue reading

Learning to break the rules

Nicole lives in Newcastle, Australia, and faced many challenges in her pregnancy and after her baby was born, including feeding, and coming to connect with her baby. This is one woman’s very truthful and heartfelt account of learning how to become a mother. I was so anxious for my induction and labour to begin. I … Continue reading

A mother’s love. A daughter’s strength

Sherie had her first child at 20. There were serious complications at birth that affected her long after. On top of coping with her own situation, which included experiencing PND, she soon found out her mother had been diagnosed with a terminal illness. Sherie’s experiences of becoming a mother were marred by great tragedy. But … Continue reading